The incident took place in Ghatkopar’s Garodia Nagar when an auto driver, who entered into his friend’s cab to charge his mobile, started the car and accidentally accelerated it, hitting two-three pedestrians and auto rickshaws in Garodia Nagar in Ghatkopar on Wednesday.
All the seven persons, including three women, three men and a 16-year-old girl who have been injured, are admitted to Rajawadi hospital and are being treated.
The Pant Nagar police which is in the process of registering the case, have arrested the auto driver as well as the Ola driver under various sections of negligence and under motor vehicle act.
According to the police, the incident took place at around 2 pm when the auto driver met his friend Ola driver at Garodia Nagar. “Auto driver entered into Ola car and tried to charge his mobile phone, but as the car’s engine was off, it could not be charged and hence without Ola driver’s knowledge, he tried to start the car. As the car was in the gear, it started moving and instead of applying break, auto driver accelerated the car in which he rammed into three rickshaws and injured.” said an officer.