Truck hits bus from behind in Noida, 7 critical
According to the police, the rear end of the bus was allegedly hit by a truck which was coming from the right side. Police said the impact of the collision was so strong that the bus turned on its side.Updated: May 05, 2019, 14:45 IST
A private bus ferrying 48 women employees of a private firm overturned after colliding with a truck at an intersection near the fruits and vegetables market in Noida Phase 2, close to the Kent RO systems factory, at around 5.30am on Saturday.
Seven of the passengers, all of whom were women, were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Kailash Hospital in Noida, where their condition is stated to be out of danger.
An FIR has been registered in the matter against the driver of the truck.
The bus was going towards the factory of Motherson Sumi Systems, located in Noida Phase 2. According to the police, the rear end of the bus was allegedly hit by a truck which was coming from the right side. Police said the impact of the collision was so strong that the bus turned on its side.
The driver of the bus, Ravi Shankar, submitted a complaint against the driver of the truck, Vikram Singh, a native of Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. “The truck came from the right side in high speed and hit our bus on the rear end, after which the vehicle turned on its side. Most of the women in the bus were injured in the accident. We informed the police and company officials and they rushed us to various hospitals,” Shankar, who was also injured in the accident, said.
Most of the injured persons were taken to the Chaudhari Hospital in Phase 2 while 11 severely injured passengers were admitted to the Kailash Hospital in Sector 27.
Barring the seven under observation in the ICU, most of the patients have been discharged.
The bus was ferrying the employees from their respective homes; their shift was to begin from 6am and end at 2pm.
The bus service was provided by the company to pick up and drop female employees.
“The bus service was hired from an agency. All the medical expenses of the injured employees will be taken care of by the company. We were immediately informed about the incident after which we rushed to the spot. All the employees are out of danger and we will take care of all their needs. Our staff from the human resource department is at the hospital to take care of the injured persons and their family members,” spokesperson of Motherson Sumi Systems said.
“The patients injured in the bus accident were brought to our hospital at around 6.30 am. Many more came till round 12pm. Seven of them are recuperating in the ICU but everybody is out of danger. Appropriate medical attention has been given to the patients,” VB Joshi, spokesperson, Kailash Hospital, said.
The Phase 2 police have registered a case of section 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code.
“We have registered a case against the truck driver under various sections of Indian Penal Code. The injured persons were rushed to nearby hospitals and no casualty has taken place. The complaint was submitted by the bus driver,” Farmood Ali Pundir, station house officer, Phase 2 police station, said.