145 deaths in drunk and drive cases last year

In 2012, 577 accidents occurred in the State due to the driver being under the influence of drugs/alcohol, according to figures from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. 

Published: 02nd October 2013 08:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd October 2013 05:03 PM   |  A+A-

In 2012, 577 accidents occurred in the State due to the driver being under the influence of drugs/alcohol, according to figures from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. The accidents resulted in 145 deaths and 798 injuries.

Four such cases have been reported in the city this year, police said. Their details are as follows: 

September 15: Five youths from the city, returning from a trip to Mekedatu, died on the spot when their speeding Swift car collided with a BMTC bus near APS Engineering College on Kanakapura Road.

September 10: Four people were killed and two others sustained severe injuries when the drunk driver of a military truck ran over them at Kengeri near Doddabele junction on the busy Mysore Road.

March 10: A 38-year-old cab driver and  four others were severely injured when his speeding car rammed into a tree on Haraluru main road near Electronics City.

March 3: Two people were killed and two others sustained serious injuries after a Toyota Innova car toppled on NICE Road near Bannerghatta.

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