Eight individuals, including two minors, sustained injuries when two cars collided on the Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida, India, on Saturday.
According to reports, the incident occurred at around 9am when the two vehicles, a Maruti Suzuki WagonR and a Hyundai Verna, collided due to alleged negligence of the drivers.
The injured were immediately shifted to a nearby hospital for medical attention. Of the eight injured, two were minors. Six of them have been discharged from hospital care, while two minors are still being treated for serious injuries.
An official investigation into the incident has been launched. Preliminary investigations suggest that the drivers of both vehicles had failed to maintain proper road safety protocols, leading to the collision.
The police have registered a case against the drivers and are currently conducting further investigations. The drivers are likely to be booked under relevant sections of the Motor Vehicle Act.
The Yamuna Expressway has long seen a spate of road accidents due to the high speeds of vehicles, combined with the lack of proper safety protocols. This incident, however, is yet another stark reminder of the importance of adhering to road safety protocols.