Six injured in back-to-back road accident on Rajpath

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Six people, including two women and a policeman, were injured as several vehicles collided in two back-to-back accidents in the span of a few minutes at an intersection on the Rajpath in the vicinity of the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday, police said.

The vehicles include a police van, five cars and some motorcycles, said a police official.

The official said that the incident occurred around 11.30 p.m. on Saturday when a speeding Honda City car collided with a Maruti car at the Rafi Marg-Rajpath intersection and then climbed over a nearby pavement.

He said that a Police Control Room (PCR) van rushed to the spot after the incident, while some other vehicles had also gathered there.

It was then a speeding Audi car approached the intersection and rammed into the PCR van, two cars (a Zen Estilo and an Alto) and some motorcycles in a bid to prevent colliding with the Maruti car.

The driver of the Audi car, who was suspected to be drunk, escaped unhurt as the car’s airbags got activated and he fled the scene, abandoning the car at the spot, the official said.

“The six injured people were rushed to nearby hospital. All of them stated to be out of danger and discharged after first aid. We have registered a case of rash and negligent driving against the driver of the Audi car,” the police official said.

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