Guwahati: In a shocking incident in Guwahati’s Garchuk area on Friday, a freight truck travelling on the wrong side of the road, hit a scooty resulting in the death of two people riding the two-wheeler. Two other people were also injured in the incident.
The freight truck was coming from the Jalukbari side, and on the wrong direction at great speed and it reportedly hit several objects before ramming into the scooty near Boragaon and dragging it along for a distance.
The accident led to the death of the scooty rider on the spot while the pillion rider was left seriously injured. The incident caused the locals to lash out and the angry mob set the truck ablaze on the national highway.
Fire department trucks from Pandu were called in to the scene and were able to bring the fire under control.
Meanwhile, amid all the chaos, the driver of the truck managed to flee the scene.
As per eye witnesses, the high speeding truck travelling on the wrong direction on the national highway 37, hit the two wheeler and others.
Locals in anger damaged the truck and then torched it. Police immediately rushed to the spot and fire tenders were pressed into operation.
However, the driver of the truck managed to flee the sport and still absconding.
Locals also blamed the Boragaon traffic police outpost personnel of failing to check on the rash driving of trucks on the highway.