Car mows down pedestrians,I-T official among three injured

Three persons,including a senior officer with the Income Tax department,were injured when a speeding car hit them in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Written by Dipankar Ghose | Noida | Published: April 6, 2012 4:29:55 am

Three persons,including a senior officer with the Income Tax department,were injured when a speeding car hit them in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

While two of the victims,Ramesh Chandra(46) and Ashita Sharma(22),suffered head injuries,the third victim Pratibha Nair (24) sustained pelvic injuries,caused in the impact of the fall.

While Chandra is an Additional Commissioner of Income Tax,Pratibha and Ashita are both students.

Police said the incident took place at 6 am in Sector 21 near the Noida Stadium.

“Pratibha and Ashita along with their friend Deepika were on the way to Noida Stadium for a yoga session.Chandra,who was walking about 50 metres behind them,was on his way to the stadium for a morning walk. We have been told by injured that the car that hit them was a maroon Mahindra Scorpio. The car first hit Chandra,after which it ran over the two girls before speeding off. The car or the driver have not been identified yet,” said a senior police official.

Pratibha Nair said,“The three of us were just outside the entrance of the stadium,when the car hit us. It hit the the man (Chandra) who was walking behind us first. Deepika was walking closest to the wall of the stadium,so she was saved. Once the car hit us,Deepika stopped a car that was passing by and took us to Kailash Hospital.” All three victims reside in Sector 12. Pratibha Nair is a fashion designing student while Ashita is doing her MCA.

Doctors at the Kailash Hospital said the condition of all three injured was stable,though Chandra had suffered a minor brain haemorrhage. “All three have multiple abrasions on their bodies but are expected to make a full recovery,“ a doctor at Kailash hospital said.

Police said they have yet to register a case.

“We need to get a full statement from the victims once their condition improves. We will register a case then. However,a hunt is on for the driver of the vehicle matching the description given to us by the victims,” said a police officer.

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