Mumbai: Mercedes runs over people sleeping on pavement at Mohammad Ali road, driver arrested

Driver Amin Khan, who was behind the wheel of the speeding Mercedes car which ran over five people sleeping on a Mumbai pavement, was arrested on Friday

A speeding Mercedes car veered out of control and ran over a pavement in south Mumbai's Mohammad Ali road last night at around 12:45 am, inuring five people who were sleeping there, police said on Friday.

Four of the victims were identified as Munira Shaikh, 25, Rajul Moinuddin Shaikh, 4, Alisha Shaikh, 40, and Rashida Shaikh, 20.

They were admitted to Sir JJ Hospital with multiple fractures and other injuries, police said.

A case has been registered at Pydhonie Police Station.

After the accident, the driver, Haji Amin Khan, fled the scene near Masjid Bunder in south Mumbai. But he was arrested around daybreak.

Khan was detained at around 1.30 AM and formally arrested at around 4 AM after spot punchanama was completed.

Khan was taken for a medical test to ascertain if he was inebriated. A magistrate later granted him bail.

Four of them were discharged this morning, while one of the victims, Munira, was shifted to GT Hospital where she was being treated for a fracture, police said, adding that her condition was said to be stable.

He was booked under sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the IPC, and relevant sections of the Motor Vehicle (MV) Act, police said.

Further investigation in the case is on, police added.

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