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Physiotherapist dies in hit and run case, car driver surrenders

Updated: Mar 17th, 2024

In a horrific accident in Ahmedabad, a young physiotherapy aspirant lost her life after a car rammed into her scooter near Keshavbaug in the Shivranjani area.

21-year-old Vishwa Shah from Naranpurra was declared brain dead after the fatal accident on Mar 15. After her death on the morning of Mar 16, the family of the deceased decided to donate her liver and two kidneys. 

Shah was riding a two-wheeler when a speeding car driver hit her, dragging her 50 metres away.

She was rushed to Zydus Cadila Hospital, where she slipped into a coma and was reported to have suffered multiple fractures. She succumbed to her injuries during the treatment.

Driver surrenders

The police registered a complaint against the car driver under Section 304 of the IPC. On the other hand, car driver Dr James Joseph, a resident of Sahajanand Villa in Chandkheda, appeared at the A division police station. 

Surrendering himself, he accepted that he hit the scooter of Vishwa Joshi in haste, crossing the signal. The police have arrested him and initiated the investigation. 

Car driver Joseph is an orthopaedic doctor, practising at a hospital in the Satellite area. The police have notified the regional transport office (RTO) to block Joseph’s licence for his irresponsible driving.

Family of the deceased

Shah’s aunt said that her family members include her parents and a younger brother who is currently appearing for his class 10 board examinations.

“Vishwa was the apple of our eyes; she was a fourth-year physiotherapy student and was brilliant in her studies,” her aunt added.

She was an optimistic and jolly person and spread smiles wherever she went, according to her aunt.

She used to tell family members, “We should donate our organs, and donate my organs whenever I die.”


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