A 30-year-old man died after his car caught fire when he collided with a divider while taking a U-turn under Noida Sector 59 Metro station Monday. Police said the incident took place at 3.45 am. The driver could not get out of the Toyota Corolla Altis and was burnt to death, they said.
The victim, Sahit Modem, was a resident of Sector 75 and worked with his father in HR consulting. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Noida) Hridesh Katheriya said the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
“A passerby called the emergency helpline number and informed that a Toyota Carolla car had hit the divider near the Sector 59 Metro station U-turn. As soon as we received the information, personnel from the Phase 3 police station and fire service department were immediately rushed to the spot and they doused the blaze. Prima facie, it seems that the car collided with the divider and went over it,” said Katheriya.
The officer further said the man was taken out of the car and rushed to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared him dead on arrival. Police contacted his family through the vehicle number as there was no other way to identify him and his kin.
The ADCP added that the deceased was returning from Ghaziabad after meeting a friend when the incident took place.
Police said that after completing legal formalities, the body was handed over to the family.