Smriti Irani Yamuna Expressway Accident - What Actually Happened?
In the accident she had received minor injuries. As per the preliminary information available it was reported on the night of the accident that the collision took place when a motorcyclist Ramesh Kumar hit a Honda City car. Minister's escort vehicle rammed into the Honda City car that had met with the accident. Mrs. Irani's car then rammed into the escort vehicle after failing to control its speed.
Smriti Irani's version of the accident:
Post the accident Minister had replied to those who showed concern for her well-being in a series of tweets.
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
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
Sandili Nagar's version of the accident:
One media reported that Ramesh Nagar, was killed after a car in the minister's convoy hit him on the Noida Expressway and his children have alleged in an FIR or police complaint that the minister ignored them and she and her cousin waited for many hours for medical attention.
As per Sandili Nagar,
"The HRD minister's car hit our bike, which was at slow speed. Our bike fell. I asked for help but they said no. They said you can get help later. If she wanted, she could have helped us. If she had helped us, my father would have been there with us."
As per Sandili Nagar's claim Smriti Irani walked out of her car which was damaged and got into another car and drove off.
My sister literally pleaded with folded hands to Smriti Irani for help,but she did not stop-Abhishek,son of victim pic.twitter.com/ez7Mgi6zaf— ANI (@ANI_news) March 7, 2016
HRD minister's office replied to the allegations by Sandili Nagar that the accident took place long before Minister's convoy reached the site. Smriti Irani's staff says that she saw what had happened and called local activists of the BJP's youth wing ABVP for help.
SSP Rakesh Yadav's version of the accident:
Also SSP Rakesh Yadav has supported minister's side of story.
HRD Minister directed SSP Mathura to arrange ambulance immediately so injured could be given medical treatment at earliest:HRD Ministry Spox— ANI (@ANI_news) March 7, 2016
Smriti Irani ji's convoy had reached accident spot, 7-8 minutes after the accident, where 1 person died and 2 were injured-Rakesh Yadav,SSP
— ANI (@ANI_news) March 7, 2016