An intoxicated man, who was driving his car at a high speed, hit another car which was driven by his
friend in the middle of the road.
Both the drivers were heavily injured and taken to the nearby hospital at Bagmari. They were admitted there in a critical situation, police said.
“The incident occurred near Bagmari Bridge on Saturday night. Both of the vehicles were approaching towards Kankurgachi crossings, when the car of Chandrasekhar Soni rammed into Prakash Roy. Soni and Roy, both received heavy injuries on their forehead and chest and were rushed to the local hospital, by the local residents,” a policemen said.
The police learnt that both the drivers were drunk and could not control their vehicles. They were probably racing each other.
The police, however, could not talk to the two victims in the hospital.Further investigation revealed that Soni and Roy were traders based in the Bagbazar area. They were on their way to home to Salt Lake. Police have initiated an investigation.
Meanwhile, in another case, a speeding lorry hit a private car on its way to Digha and claimed the life of two people in the car.
The others were injured and they were taken to a local hospital.
‘It was a head-on collision. A Maruti Omni was coming towards Digha in which five people were riding.
The lorry which was coming from Digha hit the car causing the death of two persons including the driver of Maruti Omni. The driver of the lorry escaped the spot,” said a police officer.
Meanwhile, the police contacted the relatives of the deceased at Hooghly’s Prabhasnagar. “They were going to Digha to enjoy their vacation. We have informed the incident to their families,” the officer added.
It should be recalled that a bus overturned on roadside shanties injuring around 50 people when it
was trying to overtake another vehicle.
The incident happened near Digha a few months ago. Police said the two racing bus were approaching
towards Digha when one of them toppled on shanties causing severe injuries to 50 people.
Police admitted that road approaching Digha has become accident prone.