A class 12 student, who turned 18 five days ago, allegedly ran over four people sleeping on the footpath after he lost control of an overspeeding Hyundai i20.
The incident occurred in North Delhi's Kashmere Gate area. The police have apprehended the student. At least one person is believed to have been killed in the accident.
The accident happened around 5.45am Thursday morning, and it is not known if the driver was drunk at the time. DCP North, Jatin Narwal said that the driver insists he has turned 18; however, the police yet to verify documents to determine his age.
The victims were rushed to a nearby hospital where one of them died of injuries, while the remaining three are said to be in critical condition.
Jatin Narwal stated that they are identifying the victims. Also, the accused along with his two friends, appearing in some exam, were heading to meet their friends. Post the incident, two managed to escape from the accident spot while police have apprehended the driver.
While driving a car for the first time sure does bring excitement, the most important aspect is to get yourself a driving license and most of all, from a reputed driving school who will certify you to drive on public roads. Also, drunken driving is an absolute no as it will hamper your decision-making skills.
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