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Monday, December 11 2023
Uttar Pradesh

70-year-old woman killed by speeding driver

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Lucknow: In an unfortunate incident in Bazarkhala area, a 70-year-old woman lost her life when a speeding car, allegedly driven by an inebriated man, plowed into her as she slept on the pavement. The incident has led to the arrest of the accused and has drawn public attention to road safety and the consequences of driving under the influence.

The Incident

The incident took place on a fateful Thursday when a speeding car, driven by Neeraj Verma, tragically lost control. It careened through a kiosk on the footpath and ultimately crashed into a cot where the elderly woman, Lilavati, was sleeping. The impact of the collision left the victim severely injured. Immediate medical attention was provided as she was rushed to a trauma center. However, despite the efforts to save her, she succumbed to her injuries, marking a heart-wrenching loss.

Legal Action and Charges

The accused, Neeraj Verma, was taken into custody following the tragic incident. He has been booked under a series of charges, which include culpable homicide under Section 304, reckless driving under Section 279, and causing damage under Section 427. These charges reflect the gravity of the situation and the legal consequences that the accused driver will face for his actions.

Complaint by the Victim’s Son

The legal action against Neeraj Verma was initiated following a complaint filed by the victim’s son, Dina Nath Yadav. This step underscores the pursuit of justice and accountability for the grieving family, who have suffered an irreplaceable loss.

Occupants in the Vehicle

It has been reported that the vehicle involved in the incident belonged to Dheeraj Verma, a resident of Karehata, Lucknow. At the time of the accident, the car was being driven by Neeraj Verma, the younger brother of Dheeraj. There were other occupants inside the vehicle when the tragic accident occurred, although their specific roles and involvement in the incident remain under investigation.

Eyewitness Account

Dina Nath Yadav, who operates a small grocery kiosk outside his residence, witnessed the horrifying turn of events. He recounted the traumatic experience of seeing the car lodged into the cot where his mother was sleeping, and the kiosk shattered due to the impact.

The tragic incident in Lucknow serves as a stark reminder of the perils of reckless driving and the severe consequences of driving under the influence. The loss of a 70-year-old woman’s life has devastated her family and has prompted legal action to hold the accused accountable for their actions. This incident underscores the importance of road safety and responsible behavior while operating a vehicle, with a plea for drivers to be vigilant and prioritize the safety of pedestrians and vulnerable road users.

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