Car-Truck collision at NH 8;5 killed


Jaipur: Five persons were killed when a car allegedly collided with a speeding truck on National Highway 8 between Ajmer and Jaipur on Wednesday. The police said that a child and a woman were also among the deads.

The mishap occurred late on Tuesday near Dudu when the car, carrying 5 persons, collided head-on with a speeding truck that had jumped the divider on National Highway 8 here, Kaluram, Station House Officer (Dudu) said.

The car’s occupants, hailing from Maharashtra, died on the spot, he said, adding that the vehicle was on its way to Ajmer from Jaipur.

The truck driver was under the influence of alcohol when he lost control and jumped the divider, police said.