A blueline bus hit a 35-year-old motorcyclist in south Delhi on Monday afternoon critically injuring him. Unlike accidents, however, involving the city’s killer lines recently, the bus driver did not flee the scene and instead rushed the man, a software engineer, to hospital and then surrendered before the police.
He told the police that he was feeling sick and nauseated after having had lunch and lost control before hitting the motorcyclist by mistake. The accident took place at 1.10 pm near the Sarai Kale Khan bus terminal when the victim, Sudhanshu Goel, was on his way to his office in Okhla.
“Goel was hit by the Blueline bus near the CNG filling station at Sarai Kale Khan. After hitting him, the driver came out of the bus, made a call to the police control room and rushed him to the hospital,” said a police officer.
The driver, Pramod Kumar, after admitting the victim at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) came back to the Sarai Kale Khan police post and surrendered.
He told the police that he was neither speeding nor drunk. A case of rash and negligent driving has been registered at the Hazrat Nizammuddin police station and the driver arrested.
In another incident, a pedestrian was injured after a Blueline bus near Super Bazar in Connaught Place hit him. The incident took place around 12 when the bus, plying between Ambedkar Nagar and Arya Samaj road, hit Yogesh Kumar, 21, as he was waiting at the bus stop near Super Bazaar. Kumar was rushed to RML hospital where his condition is said to be stable. The bus driver, Ramesh, has been arrested.