Sunday, October 24, 2010

Guardian min comes to aid of road mishap victim

George mendonca. TOI
Guardian minister Ganesh Naik has set an example for other politicians to follow by actually implementing the idiom-‘Action speaks louder than words’ by actually halting his car and making arrangements to admit a road accident victim to the hospital.
The entire incident was witnessed by a Vashi resident Unnikrishnan Nair(39), an entrepreneur in the field of information technology, who was traveling in his car o the Thane-Belapur Road.
On Firday, at around 12.15pm, an ST Bus, which was speeding form Thane towards Panvel, hit a pedestrian near the tempo stand opposite the railway station in Rable while he was crossing the highway. While the victim was lying beside the road bleeding from his face, the passersby did not anything except for crowding around and creation a chaos. MLA Naik, who was coming from Thane towards Navi Mumbai with his escort, halted at the sport to enquire what was wrong. Learning about the injured pedestrian, the legislator_without wasting any time immediately informed the Rabale traffic police by a wireless message and made arrangements to get the accident victim admitted to Mahajan hospital, the closest hospital in the area.
Constable Balu Shinde and Umesh Koli, who were on duty at Rabale nake, were informed by a passing motorist that an accident has taken place near the Rable tempo stand. At the same time, they got the wireless message form Naik and immediately reached the spot. Naik even offered his car to transport the victim to the hospital. But the cops took the victim to the hospital in an uato.
Constable Balu Shinde said, “The victim has been identified as Krushna Bora Deokar (30), a resident of Hanuaman Nagar in Nocilnaka. He is a daily wage labourer. He has sustained injuries above his left eye and minor burses on his left shoulder. The doctors have given 6-7 stitches to Deokar’s wounds above the eye. The ST driver and conductor had fled from the spot, fearing that the mob may beat them up. The driver, however, later presented himself at Rabale police station. He has been identified as Sudhakar Dattatray Patil (40) and has been booked under the motor vehicle Act for rash and negligent driving.”
When contacted, MLA Ganesh Naik said, “It’s time that the citizens give up their tendency to act as mute spectators in cases where they happen to witness a accident by not lending a helping han to the casualty. They can at least in form the police so that the victim gets immediate medical attention. I did my duty as a responsible citizens and a sense of humanity.”

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