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Speeding Mercedes rams into fruit cart, 1 dead

A fruit seller was killed and his friend was critically injured after a speeding car rammed into their cart in Dwarka's Ganpati Chowk on Sunday night.

The police said that they recovered a logo of a Mercedes car from the spot, and are now scanning CCTV cameras of the area to ascertain what exactly happened and which car involved in the accident.

The impact of the accident was such that the deceased Sarvesh Kumar (35) and his friend Inder (30) lobbed in the air before landing on the pavement. While Sarvesh died on the spot, Inder, who is also a fruit seller, suffered severe injuries and was rushed to nearby Ayushman hospital, and currently admitted in ICU.

The police said that Sarvesh and Inder were returning home after from a wholesale market at Dwarka's sector 9 area at 11.30 pm. The errant driver of the alleged Mercedes Benz car lost control of the vehicle some 30 meters away from Ganpati Chowk. An ACP rank officer of Dwarka confirmed about the accident and the recovery of Mercedes logo from the spot.

The investigation is underway and we are scanning CCTV cameras to ascertain which car was involved in the accident. There is no clarity at this point over brand of the car.

We have also alerted service centres of the area including that of Mercedes Benz to inform Delhi police in case they come across a car damaged by accident, he added.

A top official also gave a possibility of the driver being either drunk or stoned as rave parties are common in the winter season. Till November 15, Delhi traffic police have challened and prosecuted 33,850 persons under drunken driving cases.

The figure is slightly higher compared to 2017 when they had challened 33,343 errant drivers. The figures of 2016 and 2015 were 28,006 and 25,959 respectively.

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