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Speeding car runs over worker to avoid paying toll

An unidentified motorist ran over a toll worker in Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur district to avoid paying toll tax while passing through a toll booth on the Delhi-Lucknow highway, police said on Friday. The incident was captured on a CCTV camera at the Chhijarsi toll booth late on Thursday evening.

The video showed the toll booth worker walking across the lane when the speeding car hit him from behind. The impact of the collision was so great that the toll worker was thrown into the air and landed on the hood of the car as it sped through the toll booth.

The man was trampled by the car after it passed through the toll booth, officials said.

The toll worker was rushed to a nearby hospital but his condition remains critical NDTV report said. An investigation into the case is underway and the police are looking for the driver of the car.

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  • Pragati Pal

    Pragati Pal is a sub-editor at News18.com, where he covers general and national daily affairs

    first print: Jun 7, 2024 5:51 PM IST