Two DTC drivers killed as speeding truck rams into bus in Rani Bagh
New Delhi: Two DTC bus drivers were killed while six others were injured in Rani Bagh area of north west Delhi on Thursday night.
Police said that the victims met with the accident when a speeding truck hit them when they were on the work to repair a DTC bus which has reported breakdown.
The victims were taken to the various hospitals where two them were declared brought dead while condition of remaining was stated to be critical. Police have registered a case of negligence against the errant truck driver.
"Truck driver was also injured in the incident and was admitted to hospital as soon he was discharged we will make a formal arrest," police said.
According to the police, the accident took place around 12:30 am when a DTC bus repoted technical snag beneath the Madhuban Chowk flyover.
The driver of the bus, Pramod, along with another DTC driver, who had come to assist, were busy in assisting the bus mechanic and diverting the traffic while a speeding truck appeared from behind.
As the speed of the truck was so high, even after noticing the stationary bus, lost control over the wheels and hit the bus from behind. The impact of the accident could be judged from the fact the front portion of the truck pierced into the bus resulting in crushing of seven persons including both the bus drivers.
A passerby, who witnessed the accident first, made a PCR call and Delhi Police reached the spot in 15 minutes.
"When I reached the spot I found a truck had hit a bus which left many persons injured. The pieces of window glass was lying on the road and one of the man was lying on the road while another person was struck inside the truck," said Naresh, who informed police about the incident.
The deceased were living with their family in outer Delhi area. According to the deceased family members, both of them worked as a driver in DTC.
The other victims were identified as Sukhpreet, Mohan Kumar Mishra, Mohammad Abrar, Anandanandi, Sumit Kumar and Bhubneshwar Jha.
Sumit, one of the accident victims, described that soon after the bus was reported breakdown, a motorcyclist named Bhuwaneshwar hit the bus and was injured. He was taken to the hospital.
"A call was made to the bus repair workshop and the mechanic reached the spot and started repairing it. Meanwhile, another DTC driver Sunil reached the spot with food for Pramod," said Sumit.
The victim further added that he with Pramod and Sunil and was standing at the back of the bus and were managing the traffic so that there was no road jam.