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Delhi: Man killed as car rams into pole near Czech embassy

New Delhi: A 24-year-old man was killed while his wife was injured when their car hit an electricity pole in the wee hours on Sunday in front of the Czech Republic Embassy.

Police suspect it to be a case of drunken driving. Patrick was returning with his 22-year-old wife from a get-together in High Commission of Singapore, where he was a staffer, when their vehicle hit an electricity pole around 1 AM, said a senior police officer.

Both of them were rushed to AIIMS Trauma Centre where Patrick was declared brought dead while his wife is currently out of danger and is under observation, he said.

It seems from the sequence of events that Patrick was drunk and lost control of the vehicle that was allegedly being driven in high speed, he added.

The couple was on their way to their home in Moti Nagar after the get-together at the high commission.

The post-mortem will confirm whether he was in an inebriated state, said the officer.

Patrick had got married recently, he added.

PTI