DTC driver suffers heart attack, mows down three
The incident was similar to the pile-up scene from the Hollywood flick ‘Final Destination’ where the bus rammed into a truck and skid 70-80 metre killing the first victim, Suraj (21), a pedestrian. The bus further mowed down a handicapped person, hit an auto and finally came to a stop after hitting the divider. According to sources, the conductor of the bus managed to flee from the spot.
According to Brijendra Kumar Yadav, Additional DCP (North), the bus driver allegedly suffered a heart attack which led to the accident, leaving two dead and five severely injured. The driver of the bus, Wajid Ali (40), after losing control over the wheels, rammed into a truck. According to Yadav, the accident took place at around <g data-gr-id="35">2pm</g> outside Kotwali police station at Kodiya Pul. The bus was plying on route number 245.
Three people succumbed to injuries, including the driver of the bus. Two of the deceased have been identified as Keshav Prasad (55), who was walking on the street and Suraj. According to police, Keshav’s face was badly smashed while Suraj had come under the wheels of the truck. According to the police official investigating the matter, Keshav Prasad used to work as a loader while Suraj was a pedestrian. The five injured are Santosh Kumar (19), his brother Mahender Kumar (24), Rajesh Kurma (45), Raj Kishore (22), and Surender (30). They have been shifted to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan hospital and Sushruta Trauma centre for treatment. Wajid Ali was said to be a resident of East Delhi.
According to Yadav, he was rushed to the Sushruta Trauma Centre where he was declared brought dead due to a massive cardiac arrest. A doctor at the trauma centre said: “We received five patients, two of them were brought dead.”
Yadav also added by saying: “The three other injured persons were taken to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital, where one of them, Suraj, was declared brought dead.”
According to sources, a committee has been set up by the Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai to probe the accident.