Dense Fog Leads to Massive Pileup on Patiala-Chandigarh Road

Patiala, December 15: A thick blanket of fog shrouded the Patiala-Chandigarh road near the Dhareri Jattan toll plaza in Punjab on Friday morning, causing a chain reaction collision involving two trucks and six cars. The accident resulted in injuries to 10 people.

The incident occurred around dawn as visibility dropped to near zero due to the dense fog. According to eyewitnesses, a car lost control and veered off the road, triggering a domino effect as other vehicles slammed into each other in the limited visibility.

The mishap led to a temporary closure of the affected stretch of the highway near the toll plaza as emergency responders rushed to the scene. Rescue operations and efforts to clear the wreckage were hampered by the lingering fog.

Commuters who witnessed the accident blamed the lack of proper road markings and malfunctioning roadside blinkers for contributing to the pileup. They urged authorities to take immediate steps to improve safety measures on the highway, especially during foggy weather conditions.

The injured, including drivers and passengers of the involved vehicles, were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. The extent of their injuries is not yet known.

The incident highlights the dangers of driving in foggy conditions. Motorists are advised to exercise extreme caution while navigating foggy roads, maintaining safe distances between vehicles, and using headlights and fog lights properly.

2 Young Women Killed in Bahadurgarh Scooter Accident

Two young women were tragically killed in a scooter accident this morning near Bahadurgarh, Patiala. The accident occurred around 7:30 am on Bahadurgarh Ghanoor Road, close to the village of Mehmedpur Jatt.

According to ASI Mandeep Singh of the Bahadurgarh police outpost, the women’s Activa scooter was struck by a tractor-trolley. Both women were pronounced dead at the scene.

The victims have been identified as Ramanpreet Kaur (27), a Chandigarh Police employee, and Nisha Sharma (30), who also worked in Chandigarh. Both women were residents of Raipur Mandal village.

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