One killed, 13 injured as dumper hits DTC bus
Case registered and probe is on to check negligence behind incident
New Delhi: A dumper driver died and 13 passengers were injured after it hit a DTC bus in Central Delhi's ITO area on Tuesday. Police have registered a case in this regard and probe is on to check the negligence behind the incident.
Meanwhile, the police are also investigating whether the blinkers were not working properly at the time of the accident. Police identified the deceased as Karan Singh, the truck driver. The injured persons mainly comprised elderly men and women, middle-aged couples. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Mandeep Singh Randhawa stated that the truck had hit the side of the DTC bus.
"The bus carrying 15 to 16 passengers was coming from Vikas Marg when it was hit by the truck which we suspect was on the way from Sarai Kale Khan area," said DCP (Central) Randhawa. Police further claimed that the impact was such that the bus rammed into a divider and then came to a halt after hitting an electricity pole. "PCR and local police rescued people from the bus and then they were rushed to the hospital," police said.
Saroj Kumar's parents were also inside the DTC bus. "My parents Sushil Chand (62) and Reshma Devi (58) were coming. It was around 3 pm and all were sleeping when the incident took place," said Kumar. Both elderly persons were on a one month religious festival in Uttar Pradesh and returned on Tuesday. "In the morning I got a call from the police and also my mother about the incident I rushed to the spot," added Kumar.
At the Central Delhi's hospital, other victims' relatives were praying for their quick recovery. The police have registered a case under section 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) and 304-a (causing death by negligence) at IP Estate police station. When asked who will be the accused in the case, the police officer said that it is the matter of investigation.
Police are also focussing on the traffic lights in the area which are on blinked mode late nights. The police believe that the blinker mode lights may have confused the drivers of the two vehicles.