A drunk motorist drove into the footpath and knocked down seven people outside a popular restaurant in southern Bengaluru on Sunday. Two of the injured victims are serious.
There was a large crowd outside Reddy’s Restaurant at 14th Cross, HSR Layout 7th Phase. Many customers were waiting on the footpath as the restaurant was full. Around 3 pm, a speeding white sedan veered off course and hurtled towards the footpath.
The crash flung several people in the air, hit a few two-wheelers besides damaging a part of the restaurant’s frontage.
Eyewitnesses rushed to the rescue of the victims and took them to a hospital.
Some of them pulled out the car driver — identified as Rajendra — and thrashed him before calling the police.
The HSR traffic police arrested Rajendra for drunk-driving and rash and dangerous driving.