Speeding car runs into crowd in Nagpur; Officer killed, 7 injured

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The accident killed a police officer on duty and injured seven others, police said. (representative)

Nagpur:

A speeding car went out of control and slammed into a group of people gathered near an accident scene in Maharashtra’s Nagpur district, killing a police officer on duty and injuring seven others, police said on Thursday .

The horrific incident took place in Naya Kund under the confines of Parseoni police station on Wednesday night, they said.

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The deceased officer was identified as Jayant Vishnu Sherekar, 42, a Kamptee resident associated with Paresoni Police Station.

Police say a recklessly driven truck collided with a car coming from the opposite direction. Motorist Vikram Singh Bais was trapped in the mutilated vehicle.

Paresoni police station personnel, including Sherekar, rushed to the scene and rescued the heavily bleeding motorist. Traffic movement was brought to a halt as a large number of onlookers gathered at the scene of the accident, they said.

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Meanwhile, another car drove up at high speed and drove into spectators standing in the road and immediately escaped, police said.

Police officer Sherekar and seven others suffered serious injuries. They were rushed to hospital where the policeman was pronounced dead by doctors, they said.

Police later seized the car that hit the officer and other onlookers, but the driver managed to escape.

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