Guwahati: On the first day of Durga Puja celebrations, a driver collided with the railings surrounding the Assam map structure at the Zoo Tiniali intersection atop the new Shraddhanjali Flyover in Guwahati‘s Zoo Road area. The accident occurred around 4 am on Saturday and injured two people, sources said.
The offending vehicle, an XUV 700, was travelling from the Chandmari area towards Ganeshguri when it crashed into the state map structure’s railing boundary, causing significant damage. In response to the incident, law enforcement officials arrived at the accident scene.
Rishi Goswami, a lawyer who was present at the site, informed EastMojo that the driver of the XUV 700 caused injuries to civilians. He urged the police to take the victims for immediate medical treatment.
In a video, an injured civilian (in a red Tshirt) said, “I was taking photos here on the bridge and the vehicle, coming from Chandmari side, hit this railing. It was moving at high speed. The railing got damaged and I fell down. A few of the bystanders picked me up.”
The injured man shared that another man, possibly a home-guard was also injured. Reportedly two people were injured. They were both taken for medical treatment to a nearby hospital at the time of filing this report.
The police apprehended the driver of the vehicle, subsequently confiscating the XUV 700. The vehicle was registered on June 29 in Kamrup as AS01 FP 3591. As per reports, a bottle of alcohol was found in the car.
According to sources, the driver is said to be a tourist and the vehicle was possibly rented. However, this is yet to be confirmed by the police.
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Despite stringent vigilance and heavy fines, it is obvious that the issue of reckless driving continues to plague the festive season.
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