LUCKNOW: More than 90 people were injured in road accidents and clashes during celebrations to usher in the New Year on Saturday/Sunday night.
Of these, 86 were road accident victims who were taken to the emergency units of government and hospitals across the city.
King George’s Medical University KGMU trauma centre received the maximum number of 65 road accident victims on December 31. The condition of three people admitted to the trauma centre is said to be critical as they suffered head injuries.
“At least 15 of the 65 patients appear to be cases of drunk driving. The condition of three of these patients is critical,” said Chief Medical Superintendent(CMS) Trauma centre, Prof Sandeep Tiwari.
Dr Vikram Singh, Medical Superintendent(MS) of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS), said that 10 road accident victims were brought to the hospital on the night of December 31. Most of them were with head injuries and fractures.
The SPM Civil hospital also reported receiving six road accident victims, of which one with head injury was referred to KGMU, said casualty officer, Dr Nitin Mishra. The emergency unit at Balrampur hospital also recorded getting five patients who sustained injuries in road accidents. The patients were treated for head injury, fractures and other wounds.
Six cases were of small brawls in which people suffered minor injuries and were treated at BRD and Railway hospital. Since these government hospitals also cater to patients from adjoining districts, a few cases may have come from these places.

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