KUMARHATTI: A youth was killed and another badly injured when their motorcycle (HR 70 9726) collided head on with a vehicle coming from opposite direction near Datiyar on Kalka-Shimla national highway about 22-km from here this evening.
The accident took place when the riders were trying to overtake a truck going uphill; as a result they weren’t able to notice a vehicle coming from opposite direction on a sharp curve. Jiten Mukeja (23) who was sitting pillion rider came under the impact of wheels of truck going alongside the motorcycle. He died at the spot. He hailed from Pritampura in New Delhi. Deepak Kumar (23) who hailed from Rohini near New Delhi was rushed to PGI, Chandigarh. He was later reportedly taken to Fortis Hospital, Mohali. They both were on their way to Shimla.