The car, belonging to the district magistrate of Madhepura, crashed into a roadside railing after hitting four individuals.The occupants of the car fled the scene, leaving the vehicle behind. It is unclear whether the Madhepura DM was present in the car. The car was reportedly on its way to Darbhanga.
According to Madhubani superintendent of police Sushil Kumar, eyewitnesses stated that the car was speeding and abruptly swerved to avoid a group of people crossing the road. The victims of the accident were identified as Gudiya Devi (29) and her daughter Arti Kumari (10), both local residents. Additionally, two NHAI workers from Rajasthan, identified as Ashok Singh and Raju Singh, were rushed to a nearby hospital. They were later referred to Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital for further treatment.
Following the incident, locals staged a protest and blocked the road. However, the highway has now been reopened for traffic. An FIR will be filed in connection with the accident and appropriate action will be taken against the responsible parties, added Kumar.