A 20-year-old youth was injured after the car he was travelling by rammed a roadside stone pillar near KH Circle under Wilson Garden traffic police limits in the early hours of Monday.
Police have identified the driver as Hemanshu, 20, and the injured as Ayush Choudhary. Choudhary, a resident of Yediyur lake in Jayanagar 7th block, is being treated at a private hospital and is said to be out of danger.
Police said the accident occurred when Hemanshu lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a turn and rammed the seven-foot tall pillar, installed by the Palike, around 3.50 am. Due to the impact of the crash, the pole collapsed on the front portion of the car.
While Hemanshu escaped unhurt, Ayush, who was sitting next to him, suffered injuries. Passersby called the police who rushed to the spot and took the injured to a hospital. They added that reckless driving coupled with speeding led to the accident.
Gang assaults man
A man sustained injuries after he was reportedly attacked by a gang over a petty issue under Sampigehalli police station limits on Sunday night.
Chandrashekar, a resident of Sampigehalli, is recovering in a hospital, police said.
The incident occurred when Chandrashekar was standing on a road in Agrahara Layout. A nine-member gang arrived there, accused Chandrashekhar of blocking the traffic, and abused him.
But a furious Chandrashekar asked them to mind their business. Soon a heated argument broke out between the gang and Chandrashekar and the former thrashed the him. Later, the gang members fled the spot. An injured Chandrashekar went to the police station and lodged a complaint. Police said the suspects had been arrested.