Three persons, including a woman, were killed when a truck hit them from behind in Mahipalpur here on Wednesday.

The accident took place around 12-30 a.m. when a speeding truck hit Santosh, Vimala and her son Vicky from behind while they were pushing a car that had broken down. The driver is absconding.

Santosh and his nephew were waiting for a taxi at Dhaula Kuan when the car broke down and the driver requested for help. After the vehicle started, the driver offered them a lift. But the car broke down again and the three got down to push it when the truck hit them.