KUMARHATTI: An aged man was killed and three other serious injured when a pick-up van (HP-12 B-6780) veered-off the road at Jhiriwala village on Nalagarh-Swarghat national highway near Nalagarh today. Deep Ram (60) who hailed from Rakhgansout village near Nalagarh died at the spot.
Vidya Devi the deceased wife and Palu Devi who also belonged to Rakhgansout village have been referred to PGI, Chandigarh. Vijay Kumar who hailed from Nalagarh was getting treatment in the government hospital, Nalagarh. Another occupant of vehicle, Mangu Ram escaped unhurt in incident. The driver of vehicle fled from the spot.
The occupants of van were on their way back to home after attending a religious function at Sujanpur in Hamirpur. The driver lost control on vehicle when it reached near Jhiriwala. The van was overturned after skidding off the road before to settle on land after covering 35-40 feet distance.