Speeding Merc rams five vehicles; one killed

Speeding Merc rams five vehicles; one killed

Speeding Merc rams five vehicles; one killed

One person was killed and at least three severly injured after a doctor rammed his Mercedes Benz car into five vehicles in Jayanagar here on Sunday afternoon. Three cars, two bikes and a house were damaged in the serial accident.

Tension prevailed for some time at Byrasandra, after Rizwan alias Ahmed Khan (52) of Anjaneya Temple Street on Byrasandra main road was killed on the spot and his wife Mohsina Begum (45) suffered multiple fractures after the a Benz C-200 knocked down their two-wheeler. The couple are tailors and own a shop in the same area, the police said.

Around 2.15 pm, Dr Shankar N H (55) an orthopaedician at Siddhartha Clinic in Jayanagar 4th Block and a resident of Vidyapeetha Circle, was driving his high-end car with his domestic help Sarita and her child on board. As Dr Shankar reached Madhavan Park, he brushed past a car.

Fearing repercussions, he sped towards Byrasandra main road and rammed into a bike and two cars. Bike rider Mahazidh Khan (20) and Tasnim Khannum (30), who was in one of the cars,  suffered head injuries and are being treated at a private hospital. Tasnim’s mother and child, who were in the car, escaped with minor injuries. People in the other car also suffered minor injuries, the police said.

Subsequently, Dr Shankar sped ahead on Byrasandra main road and while taking a left turn, rammed into Rizwan’s bike coming in the opposite direction. The Benz came to a halt only after it ran into a roadside house, damaging it completely. As the car was at top speed, Rizwan was dragged along with the car into the house. He died on the spot, while Mohsina suffered fractures, police said.

Dr Shankar, Sarita and her child also suffered minor injuries. The police, who reached the spot, rushed them to a hospital. Dr Shankar was taken into custody and was sent to Bowring Hospital for medical examination. His blood samples were collected and sent to Forensic Science Laboratory to check if he had consumed alcohol or a narcotic substance.

“Dr Shankar is not in a condition to speak. Once he is fine, we will be able to know where he was going and what made him drive at top speed,” said a senior police officer. A case has been registered in the Wilson Garden Traffic police station.
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