Hyderabad: An autorickshaw driver sustained serious injuries after his vehicle jumped over the road median and collided head-on with a patrol car of the Cyberabad police at Shankarpally on the city outskirts on Sunday morning.
Police constables inside the patrol car immediately called an ambulance and shifted the wounded man to the hospital for medical attention.
Shankarpally inspector N. Lingaiah, identified the autorickshaw driver as Shekar, who was on his way to Shankarpally after delivering vegetables in the city market. The inspector said Shekar fell asleep on the wheel and lost control of the vehicle. “The accident occurred on the Hyderabad-Shankarpally road. Shekar fell asleep before reaching the crossroads near IBS College and his vehicle jumped the median and collided with the patrol car,” the inspector said. Shekar and the patrol car driver sustained injuries.
Shekar was shifted for medical attention by constables and a case was booked against him under IPC Sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and an investigation was started.