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One killed, another injured in bus-bike collision in Jaipur

One person was killed and another seriously injured after a low-floor bus collided with a motorcycle near the Kanak Ghati neighbourhood of the city on Tuesday morning, police said

jaipur Updated: Sep 19, 2017 21:08 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Low-floor buses in Rajasthan’s Jaipur continue to be involved in fatal road accidents.(HT File Photo.)

One person was killed and another seriously injured after a low-floor bus collided with a motorcycle near the Kanak Ghati neighbourhood of the city on Tuesday morning, police said.

The incident took place at 11am, said Indraj, a head constable with the accident police station (north).

“The low-floor bus was coming from the direction of the Amer Fort and the bike was coming from the opposite direction,” he said.

“Preliminary investigation suggests that both the vehicles collided from the driver’s side,” he said.

A crowd gathered at the spot after the accident and the police were informed.

“We rushed to the spot and took the injured to the hospital. The bus driver was absconding,” said Indraj.

The two men have been identified as Firoz and Mujib, residents of Amer’s Handipura neighbourhood of the city, police said.

“Both of them were admitted at the SMS Hospital where one of the injured, Firoz later died. He had his engagement in the evening and had gone out with his relative Mujib to a shop when the accident took place,” said the head constable.

The low-floor bus has been confiscated and a case will be registered against the driver under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, police said.

Low-floor buses in the city continue to be involved in road accidents, often resulting in deaths of people.

Last month, a college student from Sikar district was injured and another man died when a driver of a low-floor bus lost control and hit them near the Jaipur Municipal Corporation.

The condition of low-floor buses are checked everyday before they start from the depot but it was learnt that on the day of the accident, the bus wasn’t checked.

Another such incident was witnessed in June when a low-floor bus killed one and injured three persons on Tonk Road after reportedly its brakes had failed.

The driver reportedly jumped from the bus after he couldn’t control the vehicle which lead to a few passengers also leaping from the vehicle.

The low-floor buses have to cover any particular stretch of distance in a stipulated time and the bus drivers also compete among each other to get the most number of passengers, which result in reckless driving.

First Published: Sep 19, 2017 21:07 IST