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Cop injured after man rams car into police barricade

In yet another case of road accidents due to overspeeding, a head constable posted with the Delhi Police suffered injuries to his leg, when an speeding Hyundai Verna car rammed into a barricade near which the policeman was posted in South Delhi's Vasant Kunj area.

The accused driver drove his car to an abandoned place and later fled the spot on foot. Police are yet to trace the identity of the accused. The injured policeman is currently being treated at Safdarjung Hospital.

According to a senior police official, the incident took place on the intervening night of March 4 and 5.

Head constable Premchand was posted at a picket near National Highway 8 in North Vasant Kunj police station area at the time of the incident.

"Premchand was supposed to be posted for his midnight duty and he had been serving at the post for some time. He was involved in the routine checking of vehicles. Later, around midnight, he spotted a speeding white Verna car, and signalled the driver to stop," a senior police official said.

However, instead of slowing down, the driver of the Verna car started to accelerate and soon he lost control of the car.

"He just started to accelerate and instead of negotiating a turn, he lost control of the car and rammed into the barricade and injured the policeman. He soon fled the spot. The car was later found in an abandoned spot," the official added.

In the meantime, other policemen shifted the injured cop to Safdarjung Hospital. He had fractured his right leg and gave his statement to the police, on the basis of which an FIR was lodged at Vasant Kunj North police station.

Meanwhile, police are yet to ascertain the identity of the accused.

They have reason to belive that the driver of the errant vehicle may have been under the influence of alcohol.

Police are now looking into the CCTV footage of the surrounding vicinity to ascertain how the accused had escaped and are tracing his address using the number plate. "We will soon apprehend him," the officer added.
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