20-year-old could have been saved, says man who tried to save her…
A car going to Delhi from Agra on Yamuna Expressway turned turtle. In the accident, the man named Vaibhav who was driving died on the spot while a 20-year-old woman from Ukraine died fighting for her life after two hours. Two young men journalists who transported the injured to the hospital have alleged that the Ukraine woman died due to negligence of the police. If the injured had received treatment on time, she could have been saved.
Four people were travelling in the car – Ankit, Vaibhav Sharma, Maria Ihnatenko and Bohdana ‘Dana’ Kobalova.
What media reports find surprising is the fact that when Ankit was asked about the Ukrainian women, he denied knowing them. Vaibhav Sharma who was driving the car reportdely an event manager with K4World Entertainment. A leading English daily talked to the director, Kabir Kakkar, who had ‘no idea about the Ukrainian women’. He also did not recognised Ankit.
Two women from Ukraine, Maria Ihnatenko and Bohdana ‘Dana’ Kobalova were returning after visiting the Taj Mahal to Delhi. As soon as their MUV reached Mathura’s Mahavan, it lost balance and turned turtle.
Ajju Chauhan and Shiva, who were helping the injured to the hospital, said, “We were going towards Delhi when we saw their car turning upside down on the highway; the farmers had been trying to save the injured.
Smoke was coming out of the car. We immediately called dial 100, but the call was not received for some reason. From SSP Mathura to IG to ADG, we tried to reach all the authorities we could think of but to no avail. Finally, the glass window was broken and the injured were taken out of the car. The driver of the car had died on the spot while the rest were in a serious condition that included a man named Ankit, and Dana and Maria who are both from Ukraine.
We put both injured foreign women in the car and drove towards Mathura. We stopped at every hospital on the way but seeing the ‘foreign-looking’ woman, hospitals refused to arrange oxygen.
After driving on the highway for 40 kilometers, we reached inside the city. We stopped and then asked some police personnel to help us navigate the way to a private hospital but none helped us.
30 kilometers into the city, the Ukrainian woman, Dana’s condition became critical. With the help of a friend in Mathura, we called Minister Laxmi Narayan and pleaded him for help but just as ASP reached there, it was too late. Dana had died. The other Ukrainian woman who was injured was admitted for treatment.
SP Desh Aditya Shukla said, “An accident occurred in the Mahavan area, in which a driver named Vaibhav died on the spot. Of the two Ukrainian women, one died while the other is undergoing treatment for her injuries.
With the help of journalists, the injured have been transported to the hospital. Action will be taken by investigating against anyone who has also been negligent in the incident.
Officials of Yamuna Expressway for Road Safety have been telling people to drive on low speed. Carefulness will reduce accidents.