At least 12 passengers of a bus were injured when a speeding truck hit their vehicle at the Hapur Chungi intersection during the early hours of Friday.
The injured passengers said the private bus was coming from Pilibhit and was headed towards the Seemapuri border in Delhi.
Police said most of the injured were in shock after the truck hit the bus. However, sources also said the private bus was speeding in order to avoid checking on the Hapur Road.
“At least 10-15 people suffered injuries and the bus overturned around 4am. I was rescued from the bus by the police. Both vehicles were driving at a great speed and the truck rammed the side on which I was seated. Neither of the drivers used horns to alert oncoming vehicles. There was one minor girl who got crushed between the seats of the bus. She was also rescued,” said Mohammed Yunus, an injured passenger.
Drivers of both vehicles -- the bus and the truck -- escaped soon after the incident. Both vehicles were seized by the police and the injured were rushed to Sanjay Nagar government hospital.
“Some of the injured were allowed to leave after first-aid. Some 3-4 persons were referred to Delhi. The minor girl suffered pelvic fractures and was taken by her family to Delhi. We are on the lookout for both the drivers. A case will be lodged once we receive complaint from the passengers,” said Ashok Sishodia, station house officer, Kavi Nagar police station.
The officer said most of the passengers, around 40, had boarded the bus at Pilibhit while some got on from Bareilly.