Three dead as speeding car rams into bikes, pedestrians

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Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) A speeding car here on Monday recklessly rammed into three bikes and also hit pedestrians, leaving three dead and several others injured, said Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee.

The incident occurred on AJC Bose Road flyover here.

“Three have died. Several were injured and are being treated,” Chatterjee said.

Unconfirmed reports said 18-19 persons have been injured.

Chatterjee, along with Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim and Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Arup Biswas, went to the hospital to take stock of the injured.

“There has been a major traffic violation. Not only bikes, cars were also hit. Many people standing on the pavement were also injured,” Hakim said.

“Our officers are still on duty. Once they come back we will be able to tell you the exact figure of casualties. For the moment, the accident can be confirmed,” said an officer from Hastings police station.

“We are investigating whether the driver (who is also hospitalised) was inebriated,” he added.

A Volkswagen car was seen breaking signals around 1.45 p.m. en route to Hastings, hitting three bikes and a few cars, then jumping on to the pavement injuring pedestrians.

–IANS

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