Several lives were saved because of the traffic island into which Yash Bohra’s car crashed and came to a halt, the police said eyewitnesses told them.
The car was heading towards KC College, where many students were standing on the road waiting for their lectures to begin.
Several students of KC College approached the police and offered to give statements. Rajendra Patil, inspector of Marine Drive police station, said: “Two college students who were in a taxi saw the accident take place. They approached us and said they had seen what happened and that they would like to give their statements.”
A pan shop vendor, who has his stall near the spot where the car crashed, said the state of the Honda City shocked him.
“There was a loud noise and then I saw the car, which had stopped by then. The gravity of the accident struck me hard when I saw the condition of that vehicle,” said vendor Bhanu Chaurasiya.
“We rushed to the spot and helped the injured persons to hospital. Such an incident has never happened on this road before. It’s shocking.”