Passenger's leg crushed under rear wheels
Kolkata: A passenger who was trying to board a bus near College More in Sector V on Saturday afternoon had his leg crushed under the wheels of the vehicle as it sped up.
Police have arrested the bus driver so far in connection with the incident which triggered tension in the area. According to the police, a middle-aged man whose identity is yet to be ascertained was trying to get into a state-owned bus when the driver suddenly sped up the vehicle. As a result, the victim fell on the road and the rear wheels of the bus went over his leg. The locals rushed him to Bidhannagar Sub-divisional Hospital. The incident occurred at around 3 pm. The bus driver fled the spot along with the vehicle. The Bidhannagar police swung into action and arrested him later in the day. According to the hospital sources, the injuries are serious in nature. Police have started a probe and the bus driver is being interrogated.
In another incident, a cyclist was killed after being hit by a speeding truck. The incident took place at Matigara area on Phholbari-Ghoshpukur Road on Saturday morning. The locals told the police that the victim, Sambhu Bhagat, was cycling along the road when the speeding truck knocked him down. According to eyewitness, as the vehicle was running at high speed, the driver could not control it. He fled the spot along with the vehicle immediately after the accident.
The locals rushed the victim to a nearby hospital where the doctors pronounced him brought dead. Police are conducting raids to nab the truck driver who has at been large since the accident took place.