The fatal Ahmedabad Iskcon bridge car crash,9 lives lost

    Accident site (Photo: PTI)

    A horrifying car accident at Ahmedabad’s ISCKON Bridge claimed the lives of nine people, including a police constable, early Thursday morning. The incident involved a speeding Jaguar car that crashed into a group of people who had gathered at the scene of a previous accident. The driver of the car, Tathya Patel, and his father, Prajnesh Patel, were arrested by the Gujarat police in connection to the incident.

    The accident occurred around 1:15 a.m. when the Jaguar car, reportedly traveling at a speed of 160 kmph, collided with the group of bystanders. Among the victims, five individuals died on the spot, while four others succumbed to their injuries during treatment. Thirteen people were injured in the tragic incident and were immediately rushed to various hospitals for medical attention.

    Disturbing footage of the accident surfaced on social media, capturing the high-speed car plowing into the crowd and throwing some victims into the air. The video was captured by a passing motorcyclist who happened to be present at the scene when the tragedy unfolded.

    According to Satellite police station inspector K. Y. Vyas, the accident originated from an earlier collision between a Thar (SUV) and a dumper at the same location. Upon receiving information about the initial accident, local traffic police and a Home Guard jawan had arrived at the scene to manage the situation and traffic flow. As a result of curiosity, bystanders also gathered at the spot to observe the aftermath.

    In a heart-wrenching account, Altamash Quereshi, a survivor of the accident currently undergoing treatment at Sola Civil Hospital, recalled the harrowing moment. He stated, “Suddenly, a car came from behind and hit all of us. The speed of the car was extremely high. It plowed into the crowd.”

    The Chief Minister of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel, expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased and announced an assistance amount of Rs 4 lakh for each victim’s kin. Additionally, Rs 50,000 was declared for those injured in the unfortunate incident.

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