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Bus hits pedestrian on chaos corridor

delhi Updated: May 25, 2008 23:52 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Bus Rapid Transit

A 25-year-old man was critically injured after he was hit by a low floor bus on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor in Ambedkar Nagar in south Delhi on Sunday morning.

The police said the victim, identified as Bhuvan Kumar, was on his way to Gurgaon to meet his sister when he met with the accident.

The incident occurred around 8.30 am near Gali Number 11, Ambedkar Nagar, when the bus plying between Khanpur and Anand Vihar hit the pedestrian who was on the bus lane.

The police said the man, a resident of Noida, was on his way to Gurgaon, and had got down near Ambedkar Nagar to catch another bus bound for Gurgaon.

The police said the man was trying to cross the road when the bus hit him.

The police have arrested the driver of the bus. He has been identified as Bijender Singh. The bus has been impounded. The driver told the police that he lost control at the wheel when a pedestrian suddenly came before the bus.

The victim was rushed to AIIMS trauma centre. He hails from Nepal and works for a private firm in Noida.

Eight people have died on the stretch since its inception in November 2006.

A case of rash and negligent driving has been registered at the Ambedkar Nagar police station.

Last week, a 22-year-old man was killed on the BRT corridor when a chartered bus hit him. The victim, Parminder Singh, had crossed over to the bus lane when the accident happened. A commuter facilitator has also been killed on the stretch when a chartered bus on a wrong lane hit him.