Bhubaneswar: In a series of tragic accidents of hit and run case in a single day and even more astonishing by the same vehicle, a truck driver hit some pedestrians and two vehicles resulting in the death of a person in Mancheswar area of city on Tuesday afternoon.
Within a time frame of 10 minutes, the truck (OD-02-W8346) hit three persons and two vehicles.
First of all the over speeding truck hit Kishore Chandra Sahoo (22), a crane driver from Jajpur and after crushing him at Mancheswar razed further hits at several parts of city. After crushing Kishore, Indramani also hit three other vehicles causing more victims. Another person named Bijay Kumar Mallick was hit while the truck sped away towards Sahid Nagar. The truck also hit a Hyundai i10 car while moving towards Sahid Nagar and further hit an Innova SUV.
Kishore was later taken to the capital hospital where he was declared dead by the doctors. Meanwhile, his father Ashok Kumar Sahoo lodged a complaint at Mancheswar PS Tuesday evening in this regard, following which a case (343/16) has been registered for further investigation.
When the supposedly drunk driver razed such spectacles on the road injuring more than one person, people tried to bring him down but Indramani instead raised the speed of the truck, thus attempting to escape from the site and fled towards Acharya Vihar area.
Five others also sustained minor injuries and were hospitalized. The Sahid Nagar police being informed by the public traced Indramani near Vani Vihar square in Mancheswar area.