Driver ferrying schoolchildren tries to avoid bike collision, dies
The fatal accidental took place after the vehicle turned turtle near a pillar of a Metro station on the main road in Ranjit Nagar area of Central Delhi’s Patel Nagar area on Monday morning. According to the police, the driver has been identified as Sonu.
Police said that the incident took place at around 11.30 am when Sonu was ferrying school children of the Faith Academy school, located on the Tank Road. Sources said that the fatal accident, in which more than a dozen school children sustained minor injuries, was stuck in the traffic jam near one of the Metro pillars of Patel Nagar Metro station for a long time. Right when the signal turned green, the tempo traveller started driving. However, the vehicle allegedly tried to apply brakes when an over-speeding bike came in front of it. In order to avoid collision, Sonu allegedly took the tempo on the footpath.
Eyewitnesses told cops that the impact of the collision was such that Sonu lunged out of the front window. Investigating official said that the accident was so fatal that Sonu suffered severe brain injuries and was found to be bleeding profusely. It was also said his skull opened up due to the accident.
Sources added that after the accident, more than a dozen schoolchildren started shouting and crying for help. Some of the locals present near the spot forced open the door of the tempo to save the children stuck in the vehicle. Meanwhile, one of the locals made a PCR call after which Sonu, who had died due to the severe impact of the collision, was taken to the Deen Dayal Upadhayay hospital.
In the meantime, parents of the children were duly informed, who picked up the children. Sources said a few of the children suffered
minor injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital where they were treated for wounds and discharged in a couple of hours.
The investigating officer said that they are questioning the eyewitnesses present at the spot as well as scanning the CCTV footages of the nearby shops and houses to ascertain the exact sequence of events.
Police, on the other hand, said that they have registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code at the Patel Nagar police station. Further investigation is still underway.