Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani escaped with minor injuries after her car hit a vehicle from her cavalcade on Yamuna Expressway on Saturday night. Smriti Irani has tweeted, "For all enquiring re my accident- I'm fine. Thank you for the concern and wishes. (sic)"
A man, who was riding a motorcycle, was killed in the chain of collisions which had led to a huge pile up of vehicles on the highway. Irani was returning from Vrindavan after attending a convention organised by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha when the accident took place.
Sources said the pilot vehicle in Irani's cavalcade rammed into another vehicle, which had met with an accident on the expressway. Her car then rammed into the pilot vehicle after failing to control its speed. Irani escaped with minor injuries on her left arm and leg, but was not hospitalised, the sources said.
"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 Irani Tweeted.
"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 Irani Tweeted.
"Good Samaritan Manoj Chopra and his wife also helped injured citizens. God bless them for their empathy and kindness." Smriti Irani Tweeted.