Drunk Driving! Shocking Video of Speeding Car Ramming into 3 Schoolgirls Emerges in Kerala
Kerala : In a shocking incident, a speeding car rammed into four Class 12 girls in Alappuzha in Kerala. In the video the girls can been seen walking together before a car, presumably out of control swerves around a turn and rams into them. The car hits another girl on the opposite side of the road before hitting the three girls. Apart from the four girls, a bike rider and his son were also injured in the incident. The driver, reported to be Anand Mudoyil and Manoj who was also in the car, were also injured. The duo reportedly hail from outside the state.
According the area sub-inspector, it was Anand who drove the car. It is not yet confirmed whether he was under the influence of alcohol when the incident happened. Preliminary reports have however stated that both of them were drunk at the time. The other people injured in the incident were admitted to the Ernakulam Medical College while the duo from the car were admitted to Kottayam Medical College. The girls reportedly have heavy injuries to their legs.
The car first hit a man and his three-year-old son sitting in a bike parked alongside the road, and then veered to hit three 17-year-old girls who were walking on the opposite side of the road. The three girls were tossed into the air and were pushed into a canal due to the impact. Another schoolgirl who was riding a bicycle behind the three girls, was also hit by the car.
CCTV footage of the freak accident, has startled people of the state. The four girls who were seriously injured, have been admitted to various hospitals in Kochi. Police, in their preliminary inquiry, had said that the car was driven by an Alappuzha native called Manoj. But on further investigation, it was found that the car was driven by Assam native Anand and Manoj was the co-passenger.
“It has been found that both the men were drunk. The Assam man has confessed that he was driving the car. Since he was not seriously injured, his arrest was registered and he was remanded on Wednesday. Manoj, the co-passenger, is seriously injured and is under treatment at Kottayam Medical College,” an official of Poochakkal police station told media
The duo have been booked under sections 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) and 185 (Driving by a drunken person or by a person under the influence of drugs). According to reports, Anand, who works at a private company in the region, accompanied Manoj in his car as he was promised a job by the latter.
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