9 injured in separate accidents in city
Kolkata: Five persons were injured, some of them critically in a road accident which took place in the southern fringes of the city late on Sunday night. Meanwhile, four others were injured in a separate accident in Salt Lake on Monday morning.
Police said that five members of a family were travelling in car late on Sunday night when the driver of the car lost control over the vehicle and hit a roadside lamp post. The incident took place near a car showroom on the Patuli Highway. Police said that before hitting the lamp post, the car had hit another vehicle. One of the injured is stated to be in a very critical condition. The health condition of two other injured was stated to be serious.
The nature of accidents makes the investigators believe that the car was at a high speed when the accident took place. Police have seized the car the frontal portion of which was badly damaged in the accident.
All the five passengers received injuries some of them critically when the car rammed into the lamp post. Attracted by a loud thud, the local residents rushed to the spot and took the injured passengers to a private hospital in South Kolkata.
According to the police, the victims were all residents of Sonarpur area in South 24 Parganas who went to a restaurant at Highland Park on Sunday evening to have dinner. The accident happened when they were returning home.
Police have started a probe in this regard. The police have started a case against the driver for driving the vehicle recklessly without following the traffic norms.
In a separate accident, four persons including a child were injured when an e-rickshaw they were travelling in was hit by a speeding car near Baisakhi Island in Salt Lake on Monday morning. Among the injured are two women, a child and the e-rickshaw driver. Two women identified as Sovana Mitra and Gopa Mitra and the boy were rushed to the Bidhannagar sub-divisional hospital. The two women were later shifted to a private hospital as they received head injuries.
Eyewitness said that the car hit the e-rickshaw while overtaking it. Police have recovered the e-rickshaw after the accident and have started a probe. Raids are being conducted to nab the driver of the car who fled from the spot along with the vehicle immediately after the accident.