Mangaluru, March 22, 2018 : One person has been injured in a hit and run accident which took place this evening on Kodialguthu East Road. The incident occurred on the road at 4th Cross Junction about 7.15 p.m. when an unidentified car attempting a reverse maneuver is said to have hit a middle aged man.
A police car which arrived on the spot called in an ambulance and shifted the victim to the Government Wenlock Hospital for treatment.
One of the neighbours identified the victim as Harischandra, who did odd jobs in the neighbourhood. He is believed to be a homeless man and is not a local. He is said to have taken shelter in the neigbhourhood.
Police suspect that the victim was in an inebriated state when the accident occurred.
Kodialguthu East Road has witnessed several accidents lately due to overspeeding vehicles. Neighbours also complain of danger being posed by deep trenches on the edge of the newly concretized which can easily cause accidents. City Corporation has been neglecting these safety issues, they alleged.
More details are awaited.