Speeding vehicle hits and kills pedestrian in Awantipora; driver flees

Srinagar: One person died in a road traffic accident near Dangerpora on Kashmir highway in Awantipora on Saturday.

A police spokesperson said that at about 1410 hours, a speeding Scorpio vehicle hit one person identified as Abdul Majid Mir (aged about 45 years) son of Wali Mohammad, a resident of Dangerpora, Awantipora. In this accident, he sustained injuries and later succumbed.

Police has registered a case under relevant sections of law in the matter. “The driver along with the Scorpio vehicle fled away from the spot. Police is making efforts to track the vehicle and the driver,” he said

The body of the deceased will be handed over to the family members after completion of medico-legal formalities, he added.

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