Drunk driving kills elderly man, injures two

One victim in serious state with several broken bones

In yet another case of drunk driving, a youth killed a 75-year-old man and left two others injured after he lost control of his Swift car in east Delhi’s Welcome.

Police said they recovered an alcohol bottle and some plastic glasses from the damaged car. 

“Both the persons were heavily drunk at the time of the accident and the car was speeding. The driver was arrested and booked for drunk and rash driving,” a police officer told Deccan Herald.

The car first struck a cycle-rickshaw before hitting a pedestrian and finally, coming to a stop on crashing into a tempo carrying eggs.

Pedestrian Bal Mukund, a resident of nearby Chajjupur, was declared dead when brought to GTB Hospital. Mukund had retired as a DESU employee and was waiting for a bus.

The other two persons injured were Lal Bahadur, 44, and 55-year-old Tejpal, the drivers of the cycle-rickshaw and the tempo respectively. 

While Bahadur was discharged after a medical aid, Tejpal is in a serious condition with several broken bones, said another officer. Tejpal was, however, stated to be out of danger.

The incident took place around 6 am on Friday on Baburpur Road in Welcome of north-east Delhi.

“Amit was driving the car and its owner Neeraj was seated in the front seat. They have not suffered any major injury,” said police.

When police reached the spot, they found three persons lying injured. Locals had caught hold of the occupants of the car and handed them over to police.

They were first taken to Welcome police station and from there sent for a medical examination which revealed high levels of alcohol in their blood, said police.

There were fewer vehicles on the road at the time of the accident and police said it reduced the damage on a road that is generally crowded.

Earlier cases

This is the third case of drunk drivers killing people in less than two months.The earlier incidents had taken place in Kashmere Gate and Raj Ghat areas in August and one person each had died in each case.

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