Man speeds up car when told to slow down, hits 4 cops, 2 critical | India News

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KOLKATA: A traffic sergeant and three other cops were injured when a sedan, which had slowed down at a police checkpoint in Kolkata, suddenly sped up and hit them, rammed three vehicles, before smashing the footpath guard rails.
The injured personnel were rushed to a hospital. Two of them were said to be critical.
The incident took place around 8.45 pm on Wednesday at 22 Camac Street, a high security zone due to its close proximity to state govt offices, US consulate and shopping zones.
The driver was arrested. Police said the car was coming from Park Street at a high speed. Cops on duty motioned it to slow down, which it did. However, as the police personnel approached the driver – who was the only person in the vehicle – waving at him to roll down the window panes for a breathalyser test, he suddenly accelerated, hitting the traffic sergeant and the other three, who were standing near the car. The vehicle then swerved to the left, hitting three parked cars. The driver appeared to have lost control by then and was unable to manoeuver the car, hit the guard rails and eventually got stuck on the footpath.
Cops dragged out the driver and took him to the Shakespeare Sarani police station. Till reports last came in, he was still being questioned. Police refused to divulge more details.

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