Teen driver booked for rash driving, 10 hawkers injured

Sep 18, 2012, 21:02 IST | Naveen Nair

Rash driving led to yet another accident in the city today after a teenager drove his car into a no-entry lane near south Mumbai's Dongri market and rammed the vehicle into the stalls injuring 10 hawkers.

Though 10 hawkers did suffer minor injuries, no one was seriously injured, according to the Dongri police. The injured were rushed to JJ Hospital and immediately discharged after some treatment. The driver has been booked for negligent driving.

Around 2.30 pm on Tuesday, Imran Mohammed Salim Barniwala (19), drove a Honda city car into the Navroji Hill Road 2, near Dongri market from the wrong side and accidentally rammed into the hawkers selling their goods in that lane. To confound the issue, Imran was driving his cousin's car at the time of the accident.

Senior Police Inspector, VB Mukne said, "The driver was a teenager and he drove into a no-entry near Dongri market. The injured hawkers were rushed to JJ hospital but no one bore serious injuries. The driver has been taken into custody and section 279 and 337 of IPC have been filed against him."

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