Drivers spitting pan masala or gutkha out of moving cars by rolling down the window or opening the door — it’s a common sight on the roads of Delhi-NCR. On the Yamuna Expressway in Noida on Thursday night, this cost a property dealer his life.
Prashant Kasana succumbed to his injuries on Friday evening, almost 24 hours after the accident at the Yamuna expressway’s zero point in Greater Noida. Police said Kasana was a property dealer based out of Sector Alpha 1. Kasana, an original resident of Chitehra village in Greater Noida, was returning from Jewar in a Jaguar when the accident took place around 6.30 pm on Thursday.
Mahaveer, a guard on the highway who claimed to have witnessed the accident, said the Jaguar was being driven at a very high speed as it approached the zero point on the expressway. The person driving it, according to Mahaveer, rolled down the window near the turn and tried to spit something he was chewing.
But in doing that, he lost control of the car as he had taken his eyes off the road. The car crashed into the grille on the side of the road near zero point, at the point where a vehicle has to follow a loop to switch to the Expressway he received serious injuries on his head.
The guards present on the expressway rushed him to Kailash Hospital in Kasna with the help of a passerby, from where he was referred to Apollo Hospital in Sarita Vihar area in New Delhi,” said Arvind Pathak, station house officer at Knowledge Park police station.
Harish Kasana, a neighbor of the victim told that he was operated on Friday morning but succumbed to his injuries in the evening. A spokesperson from the Kailash Hospital where the victim was first taken to, said he was kept on the ventilator since he had received a serious head injury and a fracture in the arm. Later in the night, he was shifted to Apollo Hospital with the family’s consent.
An Apollo hospital representative said the victim was admitted in critical condition on Thursday night and was kept under constant observation. But despite best efforts, he succumbed to his injuries in on Friday night.