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Man flung into air, impaled on road grille as speeding Audi hits him in Delhi

Manoj, a native of Bihar, died when a speeding car hit him. He was flung about 15 feet high and landed on the grilles of the road divider.

delhi Updated: Jul 25, 2017 14:00 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Road Accident,Accident,ITO
A man from Bihar died when he was hit by a car and flung onto a road grille in New Delhi’s ITO area. (HT File Photo / Representational)

A 25-year-old pedestrian was impaled after he was allegedly hit by a speeding car in central Delhi’s ITO, flung in the air and landed on the grilles of a road divider which pierced his stomach.

Manoj, a native of Bihar, was on his way home after finishing work at a nearby eatery where he worked as a waiter, when the incident occurred on Saturday night.

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According to eyewitnesses, Manoj was crossing the road, when a white Audi coming from Delhi Gate side hit him. The impact of the hit was such that Manoj was reportedly flung about 15 feet high and landed on the grilles of the road divider. The grilles pierced his stomach and he bled to death within minutes. It took the police over 15 minutes to get his body off the grille.

An eyewitness, who was also crossing the road, called up the police at 11.30pm.

“The man’s body was stuck in the grilles. We took him to the hospital but he was declared dead on arrival. It is a case of hit and run and we have registered an FIR under sections of negligence and rash and negligent driving,” DCP central, MS Randhawa said.

Delhi Police said the eyewitnesses claim that it was a speeding Audi.

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“We are not certain if it was an Audi or other sedan. We do not have any CCTV footage to corroborate the claims. We have, however, recorded the statements of the eyewitnesses and begun investigation,” Randhawa said.

The eyewitnesses told the police that driver of the car seemed drunk and the car went towards Geeta Colony.

“People gathered at the spot tried to get the man off the grilles. Many tried to stop the blood spilling out of his stomach. The man, however, did not survive. Many helped the police rush the man to the hospital. His body has now been sent for a post-mortem and his family has been informed,” a senior police officer said.

First Published: Jul 24, 2017 10:37 IST