Smriti Irani escapes with minor injuries after car accident on Yamuna Expressway

Smriti Irani escapes with minor injuries after car accident on Yamuna Expressway

Union Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday night escaped with minor injuries after her convoy met with an accident on Yamuna Expressway.

However, a motorcycle borne-man was killed in the chain of collisions which had led to a huge pile up of vehicles on the highway.

Irani, along with other senior leaders of the BJP, was returning to Delhi after attending a meeting of the party’s youth wing in Vrindavan when the accident took place.

Sources said the pilot vehicle in Irani’s cavalcade rammed into another vehicle, which had met with an accident on the expressway. Her car then rammed into the pilot vehicle after failing to control its speed.

She escaped with minor injuries on her left arm and leg, but was not hospitalised, the sources said.

The victim has been identified as Ramesh, a doctor from Agra, who died on the spot, while his father and sister who were riding pillion were injured, said SSP Rakesh Singh.

The couple in the car were also injured and have been sent to hospital, he said.

In a series of tweets, Irani said:

For all enquiring re my accident- I’m fine. Thank you for the concern and wishes.

— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) March 5, 2016

There was a pile up of vehicles due to an accident on the expressway. Unfortunately the police vehicle before mine & my car also crashed.

— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) March 5, 2016
The minister further tweeted that she helped a few injured before leaving for Delhi.

Tried to help the injured who were lying on the road for quiet sometime and ensured they reach a hospital. Pray for their safety.

— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) March 5, 2016
Good Samaritan Manoj Chopra and his wife also helped injured citizens. God bless them for their empathy and kindness.

— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) March 5, 2016
Another BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya also tweeted about the incident.

Just heard about car accident of HRD Minister @smritiirani convoy on Yamuna Expressway,praying to MataRani,may everyone in accident be safe.
— Kailash Vijayvargiya (@KailashOnline) March 5, 2016

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