Pune woman driving Mercedes rams into vehicles, eight hurt

Pune woman driving Mercedes rams into vehicles, eight hurt

Twenty-two-year-old Aditi, daughter of a famous city cardiologist Dr Ranjit Jagtap, was arrested after the incident on Tuesday night and booked under various Sections of the

Motor Vehicle Act and 279 of the IPC for reckless driving.
She was produced in a court on Wednesday which granted her bail on a surety of Rs 15,000. Police said Aditi, a student of interior designing, was not found to be under the influence of alcohol when she was behind the wheel since medical tests in this regard tested negative.

Her lawyer claimed the incident was a result of “panic reaction” by the woman and that she had no intention to flee the scene after the car hit a pedestrian. Aditi panicked and lost control of the luxury car in Kondhwa area after hitting a woman pedestrian on Wednesday night, police said, adding that she then entered a “no entry” lane with the vehicle dashing against about a dozen other vehicles, causing scare and chaos, police said.

According to police, panic reaction on part of the driver after her car hit the pedestrian, set off more trouble as she took a wrong side dashing against many vehicles on Salunke Vihar Road. Police, who have stepped up vigil for the ongoing Ganesh festivities, reached the scene when a mob had started pelting stones at the car. Two of the injured were treated at a hospital and none was reported to be in a serious condition.

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