3 injured as container rams into rear end of car

first_imgKolkata: Three persons including the driver of a car were injured after a container rammed into the vehicle from behind.The incident took place on second Hooghly bridge on Sunday morning resulting in traffic congestion in the area. The injured victims were immediately taken to SSKM Hospital where they have been undergoing treatment. Some of the injured victims are stated to be in serious condition.Police are yet to divulge the identity of the victims. According to police, the container hit several other vehicles before ramming into the car and damaging the rare portion of it. Eyewitnesses told the police that the impact of the accident was less as the container had hit three other vehicles before finally hitting the car. The driver lost control over the vehicle due to some technical problems and hit the vehicles. The movement of the container slowed down when it hit the car. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe driver of the container and the helper fled the spot. The incident caused huge traffic jam on the busy Vidyasagar Setu. Senior police officers had to rush to the spot to bring the situation under control.The exact cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained. Vehicles were stranded following the accident. Police seized the car and the container. A detailed probe has been initiated in this regard. Raids are being conducted to nab the driver of the container, who has been at large since the incident took place. Police are examining if the vehicle had developed any technical glitch or the driver committed any mistake. A major tragedy has been averted as the movement of vehicles was slow due to rain.last_img