Four people were injured after a speeding BMW rammed them near Noida Sector 22 Saturday. One of them was critically injured. Police said the driver abandoned the car and fled the scene.
According to police, the incident occurred at 11.15 am near gate no. 5 of the Noida Stadium, at the intersection of Sector 12/22. “A speeding BMW rammed some people near a paan shop at the intersection, before hitting the wall of a house. While two of the injured were on a motorbike, the other two were standing outside the shop,” said an officer. “The BMW has a Haryana licence plate number. We have identified the driver and are searching for him,” he added.
The injured were identified as Ghulfam Ali (22), Anwar Ali (21), Joginder Singh (44) and Prem Singh (26). While Ghulfam was first taken to Prakash Hospital by bystanders, he was later transferred to the AIIMS Trauma Centre. The other three injured persons were admitted in the ICU of Sumitra Hospital in Noida.
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Dr Aruna Reddy, chief medical officer of Prakash Hospital, said, “The patient (Ghulfam) was brought to us at 11.45 am with no pulse or blood pressure. Efforts were made to revive him immediately, and he was put on ventilator support. Since then, he has been in post-CPR state. He has a brain stem injury resulting in internal bleeding, and some facial injuries. His condition is very critical, which is why we are shifting him.”
Eyewitnesses said the BMW was speeding and the driver lost control of the vehicle. “The BMW was being driven at a speed of at least 100 kmph when it rammed the four people. One of them was hit with such intensity that he crashed into the rear glass of my car, shattering it completely,” said Vikas Sisodia, an eyewitness.
He added, “The car then hit the wall of my house. The paan shop was partially damaged and its owner, Suraj, was injured. There were two people in the car, who got out and fled the spot.”
Ghulfam, the eldest of four brothers, was the sole breadwinner of the family, said his father Wahid Hussain. He worked as a mechanic and lived with two of his co-workers in a rented room in Noida’s Sector 22.