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Three people, including a toddler, were killed here when a truck hit the scooter they were travelling on and dragged the two-wheeler for nearly 500 meters, police said on Saturday.
The incident took place late on Friday night near the Katra flyover. Ramdeen (40), his sister-in-law Surja Devi (35) and his three-year-old nephew, all residents of Lalpur village under Katra police station, were heading home when their scooter was hit from behind by a truck.
The scooter got entangled with the truck and was dragged for about 500 metres, Superintendent of Police S Anand said. After reaching the spot, the police sent the trio to a hospital in Bareilly for treatment, where doctors declared them brought dead.
The bodies have been sent for post-mortem, police said, adding that the truck driver fled the scene, leaving his vehicle behind.