Teen behind wheels hits 3 pedestrians in Borivli
Three people were injured after an 18-year-old, who recently got a learning licence, accelerated the vehicle in a no-entry lane on Friday evening. One of the three injured is said to be in critical condition.Updated: Jul 17, 2010 02:22 IST
Three people were injured after an 18-year-old, who recently got a learning licence, accelerated the vehicle in a no-entry lane on Friday evening. One of the three injured is said to be in critical condition.
The two youths, Akash Parekh (18) and Karan Gadiari (19), both students of Malad-based college were in the car.
They are residents of Mahatma Gandhi Road in Kandivli (West).
The police said the Akash who has a learning licence, was driving a Hyundai Santro Xing car, with ‘L’ signboard on it, while Karan was sitting in the seat next to the driver’s.
Around 5.30pm, while they were driving at LT Marg they turned and entered into a no-entry lane near Borivli court.
“A constable Dilip Sonmali, who was on duty tried to stop the car. Akash got scared and accelerated the vehicle injuring four pedestrians,” said a police official from the Borivli police station.
Harshada Shete (47), Sunil Sharma (56) and Janak Borude (40) were injured. The police said Borude, who sustained serious injuries, is undergoing treatment in Bhagwati Hospital.
After ramming the vehicle into the pedestrians, Akash was thrashed by the passersby and taken to the police station.
Karan was roughed up by the locals and dragged to the police station.
“Akash has been arrested for rash and negligent driving, causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others of IPC," said senior police official Bhagwan Chate of Borivli police station.
The police denied reports of any child being injured in the accident.
First Published: Jul 17, 2010 02:21 IST