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Teen, car owner booked in 6-month old hit-and-run case

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  • Teen hit a 65-year-old in the early morning, then sped from the scene of the accident

  • Owner of Bolero car had given the vehicle to 17-year-old who did not have a licence to drive

The city police have booked a case against a Bolero owner in a hit-and-run incident that happened six months ago.

Interestingly, the owner was booked after it emerged that he gave his car to a teen for a spin. 

 

The 17-year-old did not have a driving licence.

The incident happened near Naroda Patiya Circle six months ago when a 17-year-old behind the wheel of a Bolero car, hit a 65-year-old pedestrian. 

So severe was the impact that the senior citizen was sent flying into the air before hitting the road. 

The Bolero had fled from the scene.

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On February 3, 2020, 17-year-old Nitin (name changed) took a Bolero car for a ride early at 6.30 am. 

It hit a senior citizen who was out for a morning walk. She was rushed to the hospital where she succumbed to her injuries on February 5. 

Traffic police registered a case of hit-and-run against an unknown vehicle driver.

Later during the probe, G Division Police Station Police inspector AD Govit found that the Bolero car belonged to one Suresh Chavda.

CCTV footage and tip-off helped the cops reach Chavda, a resident of Jyoti Residency near Navyug School Road. 

Questioning revealed that he had given the car to a 17-year-old resident of Kubernagar. 

On questioning, the teen confessed about the hit-and-run. 

It further emerged that he did not have a valid licence to ride a vehicle. An eye witness has also confessed to having seen the teen behind the wheel.

Cops have booked the teen in connection with the hit-and-run.

They have also booked Chavda, the owner for giving his vehicle to a driver without a valid licence.

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