Mumbai hit-and-run: 72-year-old fights for life
The police later tracked down the vehicle and arrested the 33-year-old driver.mumbai Updated: Oct 19, 2017 00:31 IST
A 72-year-old woman is in a critical condition after a speeding tempo knocked her down in Kandivli West on Monday afternoon. After the accident, the tempo driver fled the spot without offering any assistance to the victim – Vimla Nair. The police later tracked down the vehicle and arrested the 33-year-old driver.
According to the Kandivli police, the incident took place around 1pm near the Dena Bank signal on SV Road. “A rashly-driven tempo, coming at high speed, knocked her [Nair] down. The tempo driver fled without informing us or helping the senior citizen,” said an officer from the Kandivli police station.
Nair was rushed to the nearby Shatabdi hospital, where her condition was declared critical.
The victim’s husband, Shankaran Nair, 82, filed a complaint and the driver has been charged under section 279 (rash driving on a public way) and 339 (causing grievous hurt by endangering the personal safety of others) of the IPC, as well as under 134A (not rendering help to the injured) and 134B (not submitting information to the police) of the Motor Vehicles Act.