Car ploughs into group bursting crackers on road in Noida, 8-year-old girl among 3 injured

  • | Tuesday | 14th November, 2023

NOIDA: An eight-year-old girl was among three persons injured when a car ploughed into a group of people bursting crackers outside Eldeco Amantran in Sector 119 on Diwali night.In a similar accident in Greater Noidas 7th Avenue, a car crashed into a 30-year-old man, who, too, was among a group bursting crackers by the roadside. In both accidents, the drivers have been arrested.Kamesh Kumar, who lives in Eldeco Amantran, said he had planned to go out for dinner along with his daughter, friend Saurabh Singh (45) and his father-in-law, Vijay Kumar (75). "After completing the Diwali rituals, we met outside the society gate at 10.55pm. We were talking among ourselves when a car stopped at a distance and then hurtled towards us. It crashed into my daughter, Saurabh and his father-in-law," he added.The 75-year-old man was dragged for a few metres on the roof of the car and fell on the road when the driver took a sharp turn. They were admitted to the ICU of Kailash Hospital.Rajni Tripathi, a manager at Kailash Hospital in Sector 71, said the girl was stable. "She is under observation. However, the father and his son-in-law have suffered multiple fractures and head injuries. The elderly patient is on life support," she added.A video shot by a resident from another society shows people bursting crackers in the middle of the road when a red Swift hits a man. The footage for the next few seconds isnt clear as trees block the view. The clip then shows the car dragging a man on top of the roof for a few metres. As he slumps to the ground when the car takes a turn, people rush to help him.Police said they had arrested the driver, Vikas Yadav, of Sorkha and two of his friends who were in the car. Additional DCP Shakti Avasthy said he was booked for rash driving and under other relevant sections of the IPC.A video showing the second accident in Greater Noida is also doing the rounds of social media.The 27-second clip shows a white car moving recklessly on a busy road. The car swerves towards a group of people to avoid vehicles coming from the opposite direction and crashes into a man. He is thrown to the ground as the car speeds away. Two men run after the car but give up the chase a little later."Around 10pm on Sunday, Vishal (30) of 14th Avenue was standing outside his society when the car hit him. He was rushed to the hospital and was treated for minor injuries," said Anil Rajpoot, the SHO of the Bisrakh police station.The driver was identified from CCTV footage and arrested. A resident of Eldeco Aamantran in Sector 119, the accused, Siddharth Singh, is involved in share market trading.Police said Vishal and Siddharth knew each other. Vishal, however, denied having any rivalry with him. Siddharth was booked under IPC sections 279 (rash driving) and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) on Monday. Watch Disturbing hit-and-run incident caught on video: Car ploughs through group bursting crackers in Greater Noida

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