In an extremely unfortunate accident, a driver – allegedly drunk – ran over several pedestrians on a footpath in Bengaluru’s HSR Layout locality recently. The accident was caught on tape by a CCTV camera in the vicinity.
The driver, Rajendra, was allegedly drunk and was caught on CCTV mowing down several unsuspecting pedestrians at 3 pm on Sunday in front of Reddy’s Restaurant and Irani Chai on 14th Cross Road, 7th phase of HSR Layout.
The shocking video shows the car rushing towards pedestrians uncontrollably and the people only notice it at the last moment and make a desperate attempt to dive to safety. Many of them, however, are hit by the front of the car which was at a considerable speed. Some were even thrown on bikes which were parked next to the footpath.
(Note: The following video is disturbing. Discretion is strongly advised)
While some of the pedestrians managed to pick themselves up, all of them received injuries to varying degrees and have been admitted to hospital.
Among the six people, two ( named Goutham and Shankar) are said to be in a serious condition while the rest only sustained minor injuries.
The driver, meanwhile, was taken into custody immediately and a case was registered against him. It is reported that his alcohol test came positive.