A 16-year-old girl died and eight people were injured on Wednesday after the driver of an SUV lost control and rammed it into several other vehicles near Meera Bagh traffic signal in Delhi’s Paschim Vihar, police said.
The Fortuner hit a cycle, a scooter, a motorcycle, a rickshaw and then a mini-bus before it came to a halt, they added.
According to police, the girl, a pedestrian, died on the spot following the collision of vehicles and eight others, including the SUV driver, were injured.
They have been admitted to an area hospital, police said.
Police identified the driver as Kamal Kumar, a professor retired from Hansraj College of the Delhi University. The SUV was badly damaged due to impact.
After the accident, passersby rushed to the site and tried to rescue the people injured. One of them informed police.
Police said they are checking the CCTV cameras installed in the area to understand what exactly happened.
They said they will question Kumar after he recuperates and also ask for his medical test to ascertain whether he was drunk at the time of the accident.
(With inputs from PTI and ANI)
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