Over 200 wheelie doers arrested
LAHORE: Youngsters took over the city roads on the eve of the Independence Day, playing havoc with the traffic flow and rendering about 10,000 police officials and 3,200 wardens helpless.
Police arrested more than 200 motorcyclists for doing a wheelie and impounded their two-wheelers at different police stations. Over 110 cases were registered against the violators.
Rescue 1122 spokesman Farooq Ahmad said their ambulances responded to 93 accidents involving motorcycles and shifted more than 150 victims with multiple injuries to different city hospitals.
He said their control room was flooded with emergency calls the whole day. Youngsters in groups ruled Canal Road, The Mall, Main Boulevard Gulberg, Jail Road, Bund Road, Multan Road and other thoroughfares and did wheelie. Accidents were reported in all parts of the provincial capital.
Though the policemen arrested the motorcyclists and impounded their two-wheelers at several places, a good number of violators successfully moved on the city roads.
Scuffles between the youths and the police were also reported at different places. A group of angry youth, majority of them were Punjab University students, encircled the Muslim Town police station against impounding of their motorcycles which were later released by the police.