The Telegraph
Saturday , October 1 , 2016

4 hurt as army truck hits auto

The mangled auto

Four people escaped with minor injuries when an auto crashed into an Uber cab after being hit by an army truck on the Bypass on Friday.

The accident occurred around 8.50am when the app cab and the auto had stopped at the Topsia South Road-Bypass crossing traffic signal, a traffic police officer said.

"Suddenly the truck, which was headed towards Park Circus, rammed into the auto. Primarily it appeared there was some problem with the brakes," the officer said.

The auto lurched forward on impact and banged against the Uber cab, a witness said.

The officer and some people of the area brought three passengers, including a woman, and the driver out of the auto.

They were taken to Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, a sub-inspector of Topsia police station said. They were discharged after first aid.

The Uber driver or his passengers didn't suffer any injuries but the cab got damaged.

An army officer who reached the spot after the truck driver alerted him said the vehicle was ferrying a patient to the Command Hospital in Alipore.

The officer has promised that the army would bear the medical expense, if any, and the cost of repairing the auto and the Uber, the sub-inspector said.

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