Kolkata: One person was killed and as many as 23 people were injured in several road accidents in the state since Tuesday night. Around 20 passengers travelling in two private buses were among the injured as one bus rammed into another on Jessore road in Birati.In the first incident, a middle-aged man was killed after being hit by a speeding vehicle while he was trying to cross the road in North port police station area. When the victim fell on the road, he was crushed under the wheels. The truck driver fled the spot along with the vehicle after the accident. The victim died on the spot. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAfter being informed, police reached the spot and sent the body for the post -mortem. Locals staged a demonstration in the area alleging poor condition of the road. They also alleged that there are no proper street lights in the area. The vehicles often over speed resulting in road accidents.The matter was raised with the local police administration but no steps were taken in this regard. Senior police officers later pacified the mob and gave them assurances that surveillance would be carried out in the area to control the speed of the vehicles. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIn a separate incident, around 20 persons,who were travelling in two private buses, were injured after one bus hit the other on Jessore road near Birati More on Wednesday afternoon. The incident caused traffic congestion on the busy Jessore road.According to locals, the incident occurred when a private bus of DN 8 route was competing with another private bus of L238 route to pick up extra passengers.Both the vehicles were running at high speed when the bus of DN 8 route hit the L238 from behind. Around 20 passengers travelling in both the vehicles were injured in the incident. Many other passengers were traumatized following the incident. Both the buses were going to Barasat. Locals took part in the rescue operation and rushed the injured passengers to a nearby municipality hospital. Police later reached the spot and seized the vehicles. A probe has been initiated in this regard.Three persons were injured in two separate accidents in New Town. One incident took place near Eco Park gate number 6 at around 8 am on Wednesday.A woman, identified as Feroza Bibi, was injured after being hit by a Tata Sumo.She was taken to RG Kar Medical College and Hospital. In the other incident, two private cars collided near Biswa Bangla Convention Centre injuring two persons.Police seized both the vehicles and started a probe.