Speeding car injures six rickshaw pullers

Third such mishap in 1 week, driver flees

Six rickshaw pullers, including a 72-year-old man, were injured when they were hit by a speeding car allegedly driven by an inebriated man in north Delhi’s Inderlok in the wee hours of Saturday.

This is the third road accident of-its-kind in the capital in the last one week.
 Incidentally, all the three accidents took place on Ring Road.

Eyewitnesses said the speed of the Hyundai Accent was over 100 km/h when its driver lost control and rammed into the rickshaws on which the victims were sleeping.Police said the acccident took place at 1 am right in front of Inderlok Metro station.

After hitting the rickshaw pullers, the car climbed onto the pavement and hit an electric pole, due to which it turned turtle and skidded on the road for over 30 meters.The car driver was out on a joyride with his two friends.

“They were consuming alcohol and having snacks in the car when the accident occurred. We have recovered bottles of alcohol and snacks from the car,” said Madhur Verma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North).

All of them fled leaving behind the badly damaged car. The injured were then taken to Bara Hindu Rao Hospital from where two of them were discharged after preliminary attention.

The other four, identified as Feroz, 72, Naseer Ahmed, 62, Aminullah, 49 and Tarun Sharma, 35, are undergoing treatment at the hospital. Police said their condition was stated to be out of danger. 

The accused has been identified as Mohammad Mohsin, 23, a resident of Inderpuri. Mohsin is absconding and several teams have been looking for him.

“Mohsin had left home in the car around 11 pm for a joyride with his friends. They were coming from Ashok Vihar side when the accident occurred,” another police officer said.

Police have impounded the car.

In another road accident, a Delhi Police’s minibus jumped a road divider and hit a motorcyclist on the opposite carriageway before climbing onto a pavement and crashing into the wall of Ambedkar Bus Terminal in central Delhi’s Daryaganj on Saturday afternoon.

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