Mangalore: Drunken driving - Man injures three, thrashed, escapes from ambulance
Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (NM)
Mangalore, Aug 16: In a case of alleged drunken driving, three persons were injured when a speeding Maruti Ritz car rammed into their auto rickshaw at Gorigudde here on Thursday August 15 at around midnight.
It is said that three persons of north-east India, who run a Chinese mobile canteen in the city, were on their way back home, when a speeding while Ritz car (KA 20 P 5278 ), in a bid to overtake, dashed into their rickshaw from the rear end.
The impact was such that the rickshaw (KA 19 A 374) rolled over, broken into pieces, and all the three occupants sustained injuries. One of the injured is said to be critical.
The food and utensils they were carrying too fell out of the auto and strewn beside the road.
The identity of the injured is not yet known. Two of them were taken to Father Muller hospital while another person was admitted to Indiana hospital.
Meanwhile, people in the vicinity heard a crashing sound when the accident took place and rushed to the spot. Around 30 people gathered and on questioning the driver of the car, he was said to be allegedly drunk. Angered by this, the locals began to thrash him.
The driver of the car, whose identity is not yet known, was injured on the head. An ambulance arrived at the spot and took him away to hospital.
However, interestingly, while he was being taken to the hospital in the ambulance, the Ritz driver opened the ambulance door and jumped off and managed to escape!
The car was also badly damaged in the incident, with its bonnet and windshield broken.
Pandeshwar police arrived at the spot.