Cyclist, two-year-old die in road mishaps
A speeding Blueline bus crushes a 40-year-old cyclist to death on Rajesh Pilot Marg in Lutyens' Delhi on Friday afternoon, reports Abhishek Bhalla.delhi Updated: Sep 22, 2007 23:02 IST
A speeding Blueline bus crushed a 40-year-old cyclist to death on Rajesh Pilot Marg in Lutyens' Delhi on Friday afternoon.
The police have identified the victim as Sanjeev Kumar, 40. He was rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where he was declared brought dead. The police said Kumar had sustained serious head injuries.
Kumar worked for a courier service and lived with his family in West Patel Nagar. He is survived by his wife and a 12-year-old daughter.
The police have arrested the bus driver, Ved Prakash and registered a case under Section 304 A (causing death due to a rash and negligent act) of the Indian Penal Code. The police said cyclists and two- wheeler riders are one of the most vulnerable road-users. "The number of two-wheeler riders being killed by Bluelines is very high. Since two-wheelers, especially cyclists, keep to the extreme left, they often come in the way of buses being driven recklessly," said a traffic police officer.
In another accident on Saturday morning, a two-year-old boy died after being hit by a tractor in Gokulpuri area of North-east Delhi. The victim, Mohammed Zaid, was on a bicycle with his father. The police arrested the tractor driver for causing death due to a rash and negligent act.