A 17-year-old first year student of Sri Chaitanya Junior College has been arrested for injuring a pedestrian and damaging four parked vehicles while driving a Skoda Octavia, at Somasundar Nagar near Amberpet in Hyderabad on Saturday morning.
Abhishek, a resident of Tarnaka, was driving his car with two friends, Srujan and Kranti.
The Deccan Chronicle reported that when he saw a 55-year-old pedestrian, RL Prakash, on the road, to avoid hitting him he pulled the vehicle towards the right and lost control of the vehicle. He then rammed into three parked cars and a bike.
Prakash suffered a fracture in his hand.
Police rushed to the spot, arrested the boy and have registered a case for driving without license, causing grievous hurt endangering life and rash driving.
Initially, it was suspected that he was driving under the influence of alcohol, but the police denied it later in the evening.
â€œWe forced Abhishek to take the breathalyser test and subsequently blood test and the results were negative. When Abhishek was grilled about the reason for the accident, he claimed that in his attempt to take a CD from the dashboard by bending to the left while driving, the steering wheel spun out of control and resulted in the mishap,â€œ Amberpet sub-inspector G Ravi told Times of India.
It was reported that the boy was heading to the college at 6.45 am to find out whether it was closed on Saturday or not.