SURAT: 1 killed, several injured when a speeding car hit a motor cycle and several pedestrians along the way.
The incident took place on Monday night near Piyush Point – Pandesara, when a speeding car lost control hitting several pedestrians and a motorcycle carrying cousins Dipak and Aman. The impact of collision was so severe that it led to the bike flipping over the adjacent BRTS route. A large crowd gathered around the accident spot offering help by calling 108 Helpline and immediately rushing the injured to a nearby civil hospital where Dipak succumbed to his injuries. It is also reported that the car driver too had sustained injuries.
According to Mr. Laljibhai Yadav (deceased Dipak’s father), the incident occurred on the eve of Dhuleti, when Dipak went to a nearby ice-cream shop with Aman. Originally from UP, the family of 5 sons and 1 daughter were supported financially by Dipak who was running a tea stall. Laljibhai and his family rushed to the hospital as soon as they got news of the accident, where they saw Dipak succumbed to his injuries during treatment, while poor Aman was admitted to Ortho ward.
According to local witnesses, this was a case of drink and drive. It was reported that the car driver was recklessly speeding the car on Piyush point BRTS route when it hit the unfortunate bike ridden by Dipak. The car was also said to flip over once it hit the bike injuring both the car driver and his friend. Angry crowd tried to sabotage the car, but things were soon under control when Police from nearby Pandesara station rushed to the spot. The police confined one person from the spot. It is reported though that the driver fled from the scene leaving the damaged car and his friend behind.
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