Retired prof, son among 3 killed in bus-car collision in Sangrur
Passengers were getting off at the village bus stop when the motorcyclist crossed the road from the wrong side. The car hit him and collided with the PRTC (Pepsu Road Transport Corporation) bus, said police.punjab Updated: Oct 21, 2017 17:23 IST
A retired professor and his son were killed when their car hit a motorcyclist coming from the wrong side and rammed into a bus at Bhindran village on the Patiala-Bathinda road on Saturday.
Ajit Singh, 80, who retired as a professor from department of Punjab Historical Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala, and his son, Ramandeep Singh, 45, an assistant professor at Government Polytechnic College for Girls, Patiala, died on the spot on National Highway-64.
The motorcyclist, Harwinder Singh, a resident of Bhindran village, also died in the mishap.
Ajit Singh’s wife, Minder Kaur, 80, was injured and referred to Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh.
“Passengers were getting off at the village bus stop when the motorcyclist crossed the road from the wrong side. The car hit him and collided with the PRTC (Pepsu Road Transport Corporation) bus,” said Ranjit Singh, the station house officer of Sadar police station in Sangrur.
Ajit Singh, his wife and son were going from Patiala to Sangrur to collect rent from his farms, family sources said.
“We had to smash the car windows to rescue them. Ramandeep and his mother were sitting in front, while his father was seated at the back. We brought them to the Sangrur Civil Hospital where doctors declared the father and son dead,” said Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Bhindran village, who rescued the family.
Harwinder Singh was an electronic mechanic and was going for his job in Sangrur. He is survived by his wife and a 10-year-old son.