At least seven people were injured after a driver, allegedly drunk, lost control of the car and drove onto a pavement in Bengaluru.
The accident, which was captured in a CCTV camera, shows the car suddenly veering towards the pavement and hitting the two-wheelers parked near the footpath before ploughing into the pedestrians. The mishap occurred in front of a hotel at HSR Layout on Sunday afternoon.
In the video, people can be seen walking on the pavement and eating food on stalls.
#Bangalore | At least seven people were injured after a driver, allegedly drunk, lost control of the car and drove onto a pavement. The driver has been booked for drunken and rash driving
— Express South (@IExpressSouth) August 19, 2019
Soon after the accident, other pedestrians on the road can be seen helping the injured. The injured have been shifted to hospital.
According to the HSR Layout traffic police, the driver was under the influence of alcohol when he lost control of the SUV he was driving. “The car rammed into people crowded on the pavement in front of a hotel on HSR Layout 7th Phase 14th Cross, some eating while others waiting for their food,” a traffic police officer told ndianexpress.com
Two people out of the seven are severely injured due to the impact of the collision while the other five sustained minor injuries. The police added that the driver, identified as Rajendra (30), was arrested and an FIR has been filed against him under sections 185 (Drunken driving) and 279 (Rash driving) under Motor Vehicles Act.
The driver of the Mahindra Xylo car, who was visibly drunk was first taken for a blood sample test in which he tested positive. “The accused’s blood samples indicated 0.412% of alcohol content which is way over the permissible 0.03% per 100 ml blood,” investigating officer Suresh told Indianexpress.com
The accused was produced before the Metropolitan magistrate traffic court VI in the city on Monday, the officer added.