JJ doctors said three women above 60 and an unidentified male were brought dead.
The driver, Sameer Ibrahim Sayyed, was also injured. Rajiv Jain, zonal DCP, said, “There was only one person in the car.” It is not clear whether Sayyed was drunk, police said.
Police said Sayyed, a Dongri resident, was earlier booked for allegedly ramming a car into a 12-year-old girl at Bhendi Bazaar in June. Police are checking if he has a criminal past.
Waiter, roadside purse seller among 4 injured in Crawford Mkt accident
Policemen were deployed near Crawford Market on Monday night as a huge crowd gathered after a speeding car climbed onto the footpath outside Cafe Janata Restaurant and killed four and injured four others.
One of the victims was yet to be identified. The three deceased women were identified as Zubeda Khan (60), Saroja Naidu (65), and Saira Banu
(60). JJ Hospital doctors said that the four were brought dead to the hospital. Another four came in with multiple injuries.
Hospital authorities said that the unidentified deceased male had a femur disfigurement. At least one of the women had a forehead trauma. All four bodies were sent for post-mortem examination, hospital sources said.
Dr Sanjay Surase, medical superintendent of JJ Hospital, said that all four injured patients had polytrauma.
While Mohammed Juhi (32) had a disfigurement of the left forearm as well as injuries on the right arm, Nadeem Ansari (40) had a puncture wound in the right arm with heavy bleeding and forehead abrasion. Kamlesh (20) and Mohammed Haneef (41), a waiter at Cafe Janata Restaurant, had tibia injuries and swelling of the cheek and eye, respectively.
Dr Surase said that their condition was being evaluated and their treatment has already begun.
Witnesses said that Naidu was sitting with two other women on the footpath and Haneef standing outside the restaurant when the car rammed into them. A father of three, Ansari, who supplies hair clips at different shops, had gone to the restaurant to buy food when he was hit by the car. “Ansari lives in a rented room in Bengalipura along with his family,” said Mubeen Ansari, a relative who rushed to J J Hospital on hearing the news.
Juhi, who sells purses on the footpath outside the restaurant, had resumed business a few days ago.
At the time of going to press, Pydhonie police were in the process of registering a first information report in the accident and collecting information about the accused car driver, Sameer Ibrahim Sayyed.