Bluelines claimed their first victim of the year on the third day of January.
The accident happened in the Mayapuri area of southwest Delhi on Friday night. A 50-year-old man was injured when the bus hit his bicycle.
Police said the accident happened around 9 pm near the Janakpuri bus stand on Pankha road.
“The victim, Shashi Bhushan, was cycling home when a Route 879 bus — plying between Janakpuri and Shahbad Dairy — took a sudden turn and hit his cycle. Bhushan suffered critical injuries. The bus conductor and driver fled from the spot after abandoning their vehicle,” said a police officer.
The bus was impounded and Bhushan was taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. The deceased, a resident of Nawada village, used to run a cycle spare parts shop in the Lajpat Nagar area and is survived by three daughters and two sons.
In other fatal mishaps, a vehicle ran over a seven-year-old boy in the Vijay Vihar area on Friday. The deceased, Shiv Sharma, was a resident of Udham Singh Park in Vijay Vihar. “He was playing outside when a vehicle hit him from behind and sped away. He sustained severe injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead,” said a senior police officer. A hit and run case has been registered and the police are on the lookout for the vehicle.
Another cyclist was killed by a speeding truck in the Adarsh Nagar area on Friday. Police said the accident occurred around 5.20 pm on Road 51, opposite Delhi Jal Board Office in the area. “Shamshaad Ali (38) died on the spot,” said a senior police officer. The accused driver, Rizwaan, was arrested.