Mumbai Accident: 2 Hit-Run Accidents in Tilak Nagar; Lack of CCTV Hinders Investigations | Representative Image/Pixabay
In two separate hit-and-run incidents in Tilak Nagar, two people suffered serious fractures after being hit by speeding vehicles. Investigations are complicated by the lack of CCTV cameras near the crash sites, police reported.
On September 25, Aziz Shaikh, a 35-year-old laborer, was crossing the Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Link Road near Chedda Nagar in Chembur when a speeding Activa scooty, which allegedly jumped the red signal, collided with him. The driver of the scooter (MH 03 EE 4834) fled the scene, leaving Shaikh on the road with fractures. Passersby took him to Rajawadi Hospital; here injuries were confirmed on x-ray. Shaikh filed an FIR against the unidentified driver on Thursday.
On November 15, 46-year-old Ismail Shaikh and his wife were traveling from CSMT to Chembur on their Activa scooter. Near the bridge under Amar Mahal Junction, a speeding white four-wheeler crashed into their car. The impact threw Ismail away and caused four major fractures to his leg. Instead of running away, the driver took Ismail to Rajawadi Hospital, promised to return with a stretcher, but did not return. Ismail filed an FIR against the vehicle owner (MH 04 DY 1986) on Thursday.
Police officials revealed that investigations were difficult due to the lack of CCTV cameras in the area where the accidents occurred. They submitted a letter to the BMC and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, urging them to install additional cameras around accident sites and repair those that were not working. So far there has been no response from the relevant authorities.
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