Marine Drive accident: Injured cop out of danger

Officers investigating the Marine Drive accident case on July 18 — in which a 17-year-old boy driving a Honda City allegedly mowed down a 74-year-old man and rammed into two constables — said on Thursday that Yogesh Nijai (29),one of the constables who were seriously injured,was out of danger and responding well to treatment.

Written by Express News Service | Published: July 27, 2012 2:36:38 am

Officers investigating the Marine Drive accident case on July 18 — in which a 17-year-old boy driving a Honda City allegedly mowed down a 74-year-old man and rammed into two constables — said on Thursday that Yogesh Nijai (29),one of the constables who were seriously injured,was out of danger and responding well to treatment.

The accident occurred near the roundabout on Dinshaw Wacha Road,less than 50 metres from the Marine Drive Police Station around 8.15 am on July 18. The victim,Sampath Maroo,the founder of a steel trading firm,was mowed down by the boy while on his morning walk. The boy then rammed into two constables posted with the Local Arms Unit of the Mumbai Police. While one constable escaped with minor injuries,Nijai was left battling for his life. Officers at Marine Drive police station said Nijai has was expected to make a full recovery.

“His condition was critical as he had suffered fractures on the ribs and legs. Doctors had said that chances of survival were slim. However,he has responded to treatment well and from what doctors have said,will make a full recovery,” said an officer.

The police had earlier said the boy’s uncle had been booked under the Motor Vehicles Act as the car involved was registered in his name.

“The uncle,Dinesh Jogani,has been booked in the case under Sections of the Motor Vehicles Act. His statement has been recorded and we are collecting evidence against the juvenile offender,” said the officer.

The officer said the police did not find any CCTV recording of the incident as none of the buildings and structures at the spot had CCTV cameras.

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