RAIPUR: A drunken man stole a mini-truck, drove it into a railway staion and crashed through to the platform and ended up on the railway track at Akaltara, about 150 km from Raipur on Sunday.
Police said the 36-year-old man, Kirti Kumar Patel, had stolen the truck and was trying to flee the police. The traffic police tried to intercept him at two crossroads, but he sped away. At the Akaltara railway station, he lost control and crashed through to the platform and on to the railway tracks, inspector Umesh Mishra said.
Two persons who were cleaning the platform were hit by the vehicle and were taken injured to a hospital. Kirti Patel, who too was injured in the chase, was booked for stealing the mini-truck and for rash driving in an inebriated condition.
"Fortunately, no passenger was present on the platform when the vehicle shot through to Platform No. 5," station master L Tanti. Train traffic on the Howrah route were disrupted for a couple of hours. A crane was summoned to remove the mangled remains of the mini-truck from the tracks.