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Old 22nd September 2009, 10:34   #1
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Source : Drunk exec knocks down pedestrian, News - City - Bangalore Mirror,Bangalore Mirror

A senior Wipro official’s negligent driving without applying thought has reportedly left a man with a broken hand and leg. According to Kishore Ahuja (50), he was knocked down on September 13 by a speeding car driven by Yatish Kumar, an executive with the purchase department of Wipro, when he was standing inside the Bowring Institute. Kishore is now bedridden with a fractured leg and hand, besides multiple injuries.
Kishore, manager of KA Associates Advertising Agency, recalls, “It was around 9.30 pm. My wife was parking the car inside the club and I was standing on the road with my daughter. All of sudden, a speeding Hyundai Accent car (KA 51 M 5368) hit me. The driver tried to escape from the spot.”

Kishore’s wife Pooja says, “I was shocked to see the driver of the Accent totally drunk. Moreover he was trying to exit through the entry gate. As guards didn’t open the gate, I ran towards the car and pulled out the key. I was also manhandled by the driver and his wife.” Pooja then rushed to the Cubbon Park police station along with
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Cubbon Park law and order police directed them to approach the traffic police station under whose jurisdiction Bowring Institute falls. “My husband was bleeding and my little daughter was totally shaken. I took my husband to Mallya Hospital. After admitting him there, I came back to the spot.” By then, Yatish had left the spot and his wife was back with a duplicate key. Cops asked Pooja to drive the Accent car to the police station but Yatish’s wife was adamant and didn’t let Pooja get into the car. She reportedly told the police that her husband Yatish was completely drunk and she had warned him that he was driving in the wrong direction. Pooja says, “As I had to get back to my husband as soon as possible, I handed over the key to the cops and left the spot.”

Pooja claims her family has suffered a lot due the accident as her husband cannot even move. They have spent Rs 70,000 for his treatment. She says, “Our business has suffered a lot. My husband was supposed to fly to Canada for a business trip. Luckily our only daughter had a miraculous escape. I want the police to take strong action against the errant driver.” On September 19, she approached Praveen Sood, additional commissioner of police (traffic), seeking action against Yatish. Sood told Bangalore Mirror, “I have instructed the police station concerned to take appropriate action against the accused as per law. If he is found guilty, he will be no doubt charge-sheeted.” Meanwhile, jurisdictional police say Yatish was arrested and is now out on bail.

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I hope the drunk driver pays the price for such a mistake. it was something he shouldn't have done in the 1st place, and if his wife knew how to drive, why didn't she just take over and do the needful.
About time that drunken driving was dealt with more force. People think its easy to get away with anything, and that breaking the rules or not abiding by the laws is just another daily ritual.

I hope Mr Ahuja recovers completely, and is able to lead a normal life at the earliest.
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Unfortunate that the newspaper has already decided that Yatish Kumar was drunk, negligent and speeding and has made these accusations instead of reporting the matter more objectively.

I have no idea what really happened that day but have noticed few newspapers report these things on facts alone. People tend to take the view that if a pedestrian gets hit by a car, the pedestrian cannot be at fault. That's not always the case.
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First of all the hit and run should be made a non-bailable offense and should be treated strictly. That person should not have been out on bail. What is the guarantee that he will not drink again and drive?

Also law and order police should be able to take action in this kind of cases. Traffic police cant arrest a person if found guilty than why they direct these cases to traffic police.
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Unfortunate that the newspaper has already decided that Yatish Kumar was drunk, negligent and speeding and has made these accusations instead of reporting the matter more objectively.

I have no idea what really happened that day but have noticed few newspapers report these things on facts alone. People tend to take the view that if a pedestrian gets hit by a car, the pedestrian cannot be at fault. That's not always the case.
I agree, especially when the Magic hand is show up to cross the roads even on the highway.

But if the guy was really drunk, he deserves to be either punished or make up for the loss.

I strongly believe, all these cheap politicians who take up moral responsibility story should walk up for more meaning full issues. If only helps their publicity and his image make over.
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Fault or no fault, helping a guy hit by your car is basic humanity. So much for being educated. What can we expect from dropouts and labours ?
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