At least six people, including a 12-year-old child, were killed in six separate accidents near Dijkot on Wednesday.
Nine people including three women were injured in a road mishap and were taken to hospital for medical formalities.
According to the police report, the driver of a speeding car in front of Gutwala Arif Road Zee Garden hit 48-year-old Muhammad Botha who was riding a motorcyclist, who died on the spot after sustaining serious injuries.
Separately, a pedestrian was hit to death by a vehicle near Sammundri Road. According to Rescue 1122, Muhammad Sajid was walking alongside the road when a speeding truck hit. Sajid sustained severe injuries and dies on the spot. Police handed over the bodies of the two deceased to their families after taking necessary action.
Meanwhile, the driver of a speeding truck near Sheikhupura Road Asgharabad hit a 36-year-old motorcyclist Syed Iqrar Hussain Shah, a resident of 92 RB on a motorcycle. He was critically injured and was rushed to Allied Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Mohammad Rafiq, a resident of 476 GB, 40-year-old Rubina Bibi, 65-year-old Hanifa Bibi, 60-year-old Hamidan Bibi, and six others were injured when a passenger coach overturned while rescuing a motorcyclist in Chak No. 69 GB.
They were shifted to the hospital where Rafiq breathed his last. 30-year-old Rashid was injured when two motorcycles collided on Sargodha Road and were rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
In another incident, twelve-year-old Zahid Anwar, a resident of 58 GB, was seriously injured when a car hit him on Sargodha Road. He was rushed to Allied Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Police handed over the bodies of the four deceased to their heirs after taking necessary action.
Road accidents are rampant due to reckless driving in Punjab.
Earlier this month, eight members of a family, including three children, were killed on Thursday when their car collided with a parked truck in Pakistan''s Punjab province.
Rescues sources said members of the in-laws of former chairman district council Mian Zahid Daultana were on their way from Luddan to Lahore.
Rescue officials said a car heading to Lahore from Burewala collided head-on with a truck due to speeding on Luddan Road Burewala, some 140 kilometres from Lahore. The car driver lost control over the vehicle because of speeding and rammed the vehicle into a truck coming from the opposite direction.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 15th, 2021.