A constable attached with the traffic police sustained injuries after a speeding car hit him at Vakola, Santacruz (East) on Friday.
The victim, Sandeep Kamble, 34, is attached with the Vakola traffic division. He was on night duty at the Vakola Junction at the Western Express Highway, Nehru Road in Santacruz (East). Around 10.30pm, while on duty, Kamble saw a Tata Innova jump a red signal at Vakola Junction.
Kamble, who was standing at the junction, motioned the car, which was heading from Santacruz (east) station towards Kalina, to stop. The driver of the car, however, continued to drive and when Kamble stood in the front of the speeding vehicle, the unidentified driver, rammed into the traffic constable and fled from the spot.
Kamble’s colleagues noted down the number of car and rushed him to the nearby VN Desai Hospital.
“Kamble has sustained blunt injuries to his head, arms and legs. However, he was discharged from the hospital soon after he was given treatment,” said RG Pardesi, senior police inspector of Vakola police station.
With the help of the registration number noted down by the traffic constable, the police traced the owner of the car who is a resident of Santacruz.
However, the police learned it was not the owner of the car who was driving, but the driver who has been missing since Friday. “We have launched a manhunt against the driver and have booked him for attempted murder and other relevant sections of the IPC for causing hurt to a public servant,” added Pardesi.