NEW DELHI: A 42-year-old man sleeping on the footpath near Kashmere Gate was run over by a speeding Chevrolet Cruz in the wee hours of Saturday. Police said that homeless man was yet to be identified.
The accident was reported from near the Kashmere Gate flyover. Eyewitnesses told police that the car, which was at a very high speed, dragged the man for over 50 meters before coming to a halt. The car stopped after hitting an electricity police. Police said the driver had lost his balance because of over-speeding.
The victim was taken to a nearby government hospital after a passerby informed the police control room. Police said the impact of the hit was so severe that it took them at least 15-20 minutes to remove him from under the car after a long time.
He was declared dead at the hospital.
Police registered a case of causing death due to negligence at the Civil Lines police station. The car was impounded and driver Mohsin was arrested late in the evening. Mohsin told the police, he is a resident of Agra and was driving his friend’s car.
Police said that Kashmere Gate flyover and flyover going towards Yamuna Paar from North Delhi have a lot of homeless people sleeping on footpath. The victim was sleeping alone at the spot where the accident took place.