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Speeding BMW hits four in Noida, 1 dead

Speeding BMW hits four in Noida, 1 dead
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It’s just been almost a  fortnight that the national Capital witnessed a speeding Mercedes mowing down a promising 32-year-old marketing executive in north Delhi’s Civil Lines area. The victim was walking towards his home when he was run over after which the accused fled the spot. Such was the impact that after being hit, Sidhartha Sharma was flung into air and fell 15 metres away from the spot.

A similar hit-and-run incident was reported in neighbouring Noida on Saturday where a speeding BMW rammed into a car, bike and a kiosk leaving four persons injured and reeling in pain. One person reportedly died later on Saturday evening. 

The errant BMW driver managed to escape leaving his car at the spot. Police, however, have claimed to identify the car owner and the accused driver but have not yet arrested them. The injured persons were admitted to private hospitals where condition of two is stated to be critical.

“The BMW driver fled immediately after the incident. The car bears a Haryana registration number and the driver is said to be residing in Mayur Vihar Phase III. We are trying to locate him at the earliest. Four persons have got injured in the accident. The vehicle has been seized,” said Neeraj Kumar Singh, Station House Officer (SHO) at Sector 24 police station. According to reports, the accident took place at around 11:30 am near Noida Stadium’s gate no-5.

The accused, Vinod Kumar, was on his way from Noida Sector 12/22 and was going towards Sector 16 in a BMW car. As the speed was high, Vinod lost control and hit a motorbike first and then a moving Honda City car and a kiosk located beside the road.

The impact of the accident was so high that both driver and the motorbiker was thrown about 15 metres away from the spot. The two sustained multiple fractures on their heads and legs. The occupant of Honda City also suffered minor injuries as his car came in contact of the speeding BMW. The speeding car then hit a vendor’s shop leaving the shop-owner and a customer injured while damaging the shop completely.

Passers-by, who witnessed the accident, surrounded the BMW and refused to allow Vinod to leave but he took out a gun and threatened them. The accused driver, at gun point, forcefully stopped an auto, boarded it and fled the spot leaving the victims in a pool of blood.

The eyewitnesses made a PCR call and the duo who were on bike — Gulfam and Anwar — were admitted to the ICU of nearby Prakash hospital where conditions of both were stated to be critical. Gulfam later died at Safdarjung Hospital at around 9.30 pm. 

The other two victims who were at the vendor’s shop — Prem Kumar and Jogendra — were admitted to Sumitra hospital where they are still recuperating.

Police, however, said that they have initiated penal action and are searching the absconding driver. “The car is registered in the name of Neetu, a resident of Faridabad, while it was being driven by Vinod, who runs a gym in Noida’s Sector 39. A case under sections of rash and negligent driving has been registered and CCTV footage of the area is being scanned to know about his movements,” said Dinesh Yadav, Superintendent of Police (City) of Noida.  

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