An auto-rickshaw and a pick-up van collided on the state road near the Salsalabari railway over-bridge of Alipurduar district today morning; causing caused nine people, including the auto driver, to get injured.
It has been reported that the pick-up van was over-speeding when it rammed into the auto from the back. The auto overturned, resulting in the driver and the eight passengers inside to get injured.
The witnesses rushed the injured people to the Alipurduar District Hospital. The driver of the pick-up van ran off from the collision site after the incident.
The police was notified, following which the Alipurduar Police arrived and seized both the vehicles. A probe has been initiated in the case.