Bhopal hit and run: Two women, one child injured as speeding car rams into pedestrians

A speeding car rammed into pedestrians near Bhopal's Talliya police station on Monday injuring two women and a child, according to media reports.

The women were reportedly in critical condition.

Zee News reported that the child was accompanied by a man who immediately ran to his rescue.

The car reportedly lost control and took a U-turn; the driver fled in the car, according to the Zee News report.

In August, Hindustan Times reported that "a speeding Mahindra XUV rammed a scooty and two pedestrians at a busy traffic junction in west Delhi’s Paschim Vihar, killing two persons."

The vehicle broke through a wall before plunging into a drain.

The accident's CCTV footage showed one of the victims being thrown several feet into the air before landing on the bonnet of the car, as per Hindustan Times.

The driver of the vehicle fled immediately after staring at an eyewitness, according to the report.

According to PTI, as many as 17 people died in 55 road accidents per hour on average in 2016, with nearly half of them in the 18-35 age group, as per an official report.

While overall road accidents declined by 4.1 percent, the fatalities were up by 3.2 percent, meaning more than 400 people lost their lives daily on road.

A total of 4,80,652 road accidents took place in India last year resulting in the loss of 1,50,785 lives and inflicting serious injuries on 4,94,624 persons.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Oct 16, 2017 21:43 PM

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