Navi Mumbai hit-run: Speeding car mows down pedestrians at Kamothe, at least 2 dead

Updated: Jul 22, 2019, 17:52 IST | Anamika Gharat

75-year-old man loses control and ploughs into pedestrians on the road, horrific incident captured on CCTV cameras. Cops recover the car admit injured to a nearby hospital

Navi Mumbai hit-run: Speeding car mows down pedestrians at Kamothe, at least 2 dead
Screengrab from the CCTV footage

In another horrific road accident, two people died in a hit-and-run case which occurred at Kamothe in Navi Mumbai. The incident took place around 7.30 pm on Sunday, 21 July 2019. A 75-year-old man on the driver seat of a four-wheeler allegedly rammed the car into several carts at a vegetable market in Kamothe before ploughing into pedestrians on the road. As per initial reports, five persons were severely injured and at least two were confirmed dead.

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The horrific incident was captured on CCTV cameras. In the visuals, a car at high speed is seen appearing suddenly and ramming into pedestrians on the road before speeding away from the scene. The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle and crashed into people who were walking on the road. Shocked passersby are seen helping the victims.

Picture of the accused

Picture of the accused

Kamothe police station SPI Devidas Sonawane stated, "The accused might have been drunk when he was at the wheel. He appears to be a resident of Kamothe. Meanwhile, we have admitted the injured in a nearby hospital."

Later the cops identified the driver as reports further stated that the car which rammed into pedestrians on Sunday evening was driven by a 75-year-old man. The accused, Harwinder Singh Kumar, is admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a Navi Mumbai hospital and is recuperating. Police said that an arrest will be made after he is declared fit by the doctors.

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