A girl hosteller of Jamia Millia Islamia and two school students were hurt when a speeding e-rickshaw coming from Jamia going towards Okhla Vihar turned turtle at Tikona Park. The accident led to traffic snarl with several residents rushing to help the girl and other passengers.
Passers-by and those who had assembled there to berate the driver said the girl was taken to the Jamia hostel after her legs got under the e-rickshaw.
“The driver was driving at speed and lost control of the vehicle while taking turn. The girl was hurt and it is not known how her leg is but some residents took her to the hostel after she told them that she stays there,” said two youngsters, who were standing on the other side of the road when the incident took place and were eyewitness to it.
Shockingly, the driver was not ready to accept his fault and tried his best to defend himself.
Dev Samaj student Areeb Khan, who was travelling on that e-rickshaw and also sustained injury on head, told OT.COM that the girl had boarded from Jamia and was going to the hostel. “The driver lost control while taking a turn towards Tikona Park. We fell down but the girl’s both legs got entangled under the e-rickshaw. At that time it was not known about her injury. She asked people to take her to the hostel,” said Khan who was with his another friend also student of Dev Samaj.
Both the students didn’t appear to have received any serious injury, but Khan was seen holding his head and saying that his head got hurt. Accidents by rash driving are turning out to be a major issue in the locality with e-rickshaws mushrooming like anything, becoming a big nuisance for residents.
With traffic police fearing to come in the locality, it is usual to see minor children and youth driving bikes or scooters in high speed without wearing helmets, lamented residents.