Speeding: Man dies after driving off bridge

A policeman was killed by a speeding truck in an unrelated incident.


Our Correspondent February 20, 2014
A policeman was killed by a speeding truck in an unrelated incident. PHOTO:FILE

ISLAMABAD:


A man was killed after the car he was driving careened off a bridge due to speeding on Park Road near Rawal Dam on Wednesday.


According to the police, Malik Aqeel Pervaiz, 58, was driving a white Suzuki Cultus, going towards Rawal Dam from Tramri around noon.

His car went off a bridge on the Korang River, which crosses Park Road some 1.5 kilometres east of Rawal Chowk, and crashed in to the ground below.

“The accident occurred due to speeding,” a police officer at the Shahzad police station told The Express Tribune. “No other cars or persons were injured in the accident.”

Pervaiz, a resident of Mohra Noor in Bani Gala, died on the spot. The car also caught fire as a result of the crash, Rescue 1122 officials said, and the deceased’s body was severely burnt. However, police were able to identify him from an identity card in his pocket. The body was shifted to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences.

The officer said there was no indication that the car crash might be a suicide attempt. He said the police will prepare a report on the accident, which will include the deceased’s background and other details, but added that there might not be an official investigation in to the suicide aspect unless any such evidence is made available to the police.

Cop run over

Meanwhile, Industrial Area Police Head Constable Tanveer was killed after being run over by a truck near Pindora Chowk, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. The police have arrested the driver and a case has been also registered against him. The funeral of the deceased policeman was offered at Police Lines.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 20th, 2014.

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