The chain of accidents occurred in front of East Nagpur Railway Station in busy Santra Market area at about 11.30 am on Monday (June 9). The injured included two students one of them being daughter of a Traffic Police constable Prakash Aakre.
At least five persons were injured, two of them seriously, when a rashly driven car went out of control and crashed into four autos, two cycle-rickshaws and motorcycle in rapid succession and in a chain of accidents. The incident occurred in front of East Nagpur Railway Station in busy Santra Market area at about 11.30 am on Monday (June 9). The injured included two students one of them being daughter of a Traffic Police constable Prakash Aakre.
After the accident, an angry mob of people damaged the car by pelting stones and caught hold of the driver. After thrashing the driver hard, the people handed him over to police.
According to reports and eyewitnesses, the car (MH-35/P 2536) was going to Santra Market Sqaure from Cotton Market Square. When it reached in front of gate of East Nagpur Railway Station, the driver lost control and first ran through the four standing autos MH-31/CV 6815 (owned by Iqbal Khan, resident of Bada Tajbagh), Mh-31/DC 4208 (belonging to Rafiqbhai, Yashodhara Nagar), MH-31/DS3998 (belonging to Imran Khan, Lodhipura), MH-31/CV 5210 (belonging to Salimuddin, Yashodhara Nagar) and cycle-rickshaw pulled by Pappu Thakur and another cycle-rickshaw in rapid succession. The car also dashed against a motorcycle (MH-31/BY 1592) passing through the spot. The motorcycle riders Arun Ambone, his son Shubham and niece Prachi Aakre were injured as result of sudden dash. However, still the car did not stop and hit two women standing on footpath injuring them seriously.
The people who watched the accident were shocked to find the car mowing down other vehicles in rapid succession and in chain reaction. Angered by the development, a mob of people pelted stones on the car damaging its glasses and caught hold the unidentified driver. They resorted to sound thrashing and later handed him over to Ganeshpeth police who promptly arrested him. The cops had a hard time in pacifying the crowd but finally brought the situation under control.
The injured Prachi Aakre’s father Prakash, a constable in Traffic Police Department, said that his daughter was going to college along with her cousin brother Arun Ambone. Arun’s son Shubham was also on the motorcycle. The car hit the motorcycle from behind and as a result, all the three fell on road and thus causing injuries to Prachi on her head, hand as well as injuries to Arun and Shubham. At that time, Prakash Aakre was on duty at nearby Poddareshwar Ram Mandir. As soon as he got information about the accident, Prakash and some of his colleagues rushed to the spot. Prakash developed cold feet when he saw his daughter and other relatives lying injured at the spot.