One woman was killed and 14 others were injured when a Haryana Roadways bus collided with a parked truck near Bhavdin village in the district on a foggy Thursday morning.
The Sirsa depot bus collided with the parked truck from behind from the conductor’s side and 11 occupants suffered injuries and were rushed to the hospital. One woman who was complaining of vomiting took her head out of window when the mishap happened and died on the spot. The police sent the body to government hospital.
The deceased, Pushpa, was a resident of Hisar. The injured were identified as Deep Singh, Surjeet Singh, Lalchand, Rajinder, Kuldeep Kaur, Shina, Sharvan Singh, Sunil Kumari, Ramesh Chander, two police personnel Choturam, Subhash and three others. The injured were admitted to a hospital.
There were 30 to 40 passengers travelling in the bus and some of the passengers said the bus driver was driving fast and many times passengers told him to slow down as visibility was low due to the fog. But he, apparently, did not listen to passengers and kept on driving fast.
Police said the driver, Pawan, escaped from the spot but they have registered a case against him based on the complaint of the deceased’s husband. A case under Section 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 304 A (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code. The police said the driver would nabbed soon.