Three AIIMS doctors killed, four critical in accident on Yamuna Expressway

Pauline Gross
March 19, 2018

Mathura: Three doctors of the AIIMS were killed and four seriously injured when their auto rammed into a stationery vehicle near the Maant toll plaza in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district on Sunday, police said.

Almost six doctors were travelling in a Toyota Innova SUV out of which Dr Hembala, Dr Yashpreet and Dr Harshad lost their lives and Dr Kadriene, Dr Mahesh, Dr Abhinav were critically injured and have been admitted to AIIMS, New Delhi.

The doctors were travelling from Delhi to Agra when their auto rammed into a truck while trying to overtake it at Mathura's Surir Kotwali police station area. "The doctors were on the way to Agra to celebrate Dr Wankhere's birthday".

The SUV rammed into a canter around 2.30 am, they said.

A total of 626 people lost their lives in 4,848 road accidents on the 196-kilometre-long Yamuna Expressway ever since it was thrown open to public in August 2012, an RTI reply has revealed.

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According to a spokesperson, three resident doctors identified as Dr Yashprit (25) and Dr Hembala (about 25), and Dr Harshad (35) were killed on-the-spot, while four others identified as Dr Catherine, Dr Jitendra, Dr Mahesh, Dr Abhinav were injured. "They have been referred to AIIMS". Dr Catherine Himla is reportedly critical.

Wankhade was senior resident doctor, while the rest were junior resident doctors (non-academic).

"They were all shifted to AIIMS trauma centre for treatment".

One of the women suffered a facial bone fracture and hips dislocation and was operated upon, while another doctor suffered a wrist fracture. Police rushed to the site and have sent the bodies of the deceased for a post-mortem, while the injured have been admitted to AIIMS, Delhi.

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