A bus hit a road divider after the driver lost control over the wheels at VIP Road on Monday morning. At least 12 people including four women were injured after the incident at Kaikhali crossing of VIP Road. They were taken to a private hospital nearby. The driver was one among the injured persons.
Police said, a Barasat-Garia route bus was coming from airport end and going towards Ultadanga. The driver lost control and drove the bus towards the road divider. The bus hit the divider along with a signal post.
Local residents and traffic police took the injured persons to a nearby hospital. “The bus was going towards Ultadanga. The drive could not keep a check on the speed while taking passengers from the roadside. It hit the road divider,” an eye witness said.
It may be recalled that a 29-year-old woman died in a road accident at VIP Road last Friday morning. She came under the wheel of a private bus. Her husband was seriously injured and admitted in a local hospital. Police said, the deceased Moumita Paul died at the spot. She was also taken to the hospital. but the hospital authority declared her brought dead. Her husband Kiranmoy Paul’s condition was critical.
Kiranmoy was riding a motor bike. Moumita was pillion rider. A Barasat — Botanical Garden route bus hit the motor bike from behind. Both the riders fell on the road. Moumita came under the rear wheel of the bus even as Kiranmoy tried to save his wife. He received injuries while trying to reach his wife.
On Monday, after the accident took place, the local residents blocked the road and started protesting against rash driving on VIP Road. The officers from Bidhannagar Commissionerate controlled the situation. However, the bus conductor managed to escape from the spot. Police have seized the bus. A recovery van pulled the bus to the traffic outpost.