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Scooterist crushed to death
The police conduct probe at the accident site near the Ludhiana bus stand on Friday. tribune photo: Himanshu mahajan

Scooterist crushed to death

Rashly driven bus drags auto-rickshaw first, rendering minor injuries to passengers18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

LUDHIANA: A rashly driven bus crushed a scooterist to death near the bus stand on Friday evening.

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Nikhil Bhardwaj

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 17

A rashly driven bus crushed a scooterist to death near the bus stand on Friday evening. Before hitting the scooter, the bus had first hit an auto-rickshaw, in which passengers received minor injuries.

The accident occurred in front of the traffic cops, who were busy issuing challans.

The deceased has been identified as Manoj Kumar (47), a resident of Shivaji Nagar. He was riding a white Activa (PB10EN 6734), which also got badly damaged. He was an accountant by profession and has left behind his wife and a son studying in Class XII.

As per the information, the incident occurred around 6.30 pm, when the driver of the bus heading towards the bus stand from Gill flyover lost control over the vehicle and first hit an auto-rickshaw. The collision was so intense, that one of the passengers in the auto fell out of the auto. Other passengers suffered minor injuries in the incident. The scooterist, who was in front of the auto, also got hit from behind and reportedly got crushed and died on the spot.

As per the eyewitnesses, the bus was being driven at a high speed, due to which while coming from the bridge, the driver could not apply brakes and hit the auto-rickshaw with a force.

The Model Town police said the bus was reportedly being driven by an elderly man who fled after the incident after leaving the bus on the accident site, adding that efforts were on to identify the driver.

How it happened

As per the information, the incident occurred around 6.30 pm, when the driver of the bus heading towards the bus stand from Gill flyover lost control over the vehicle. It first hit an auto-rickshaw. The collision was so intense, that one of the passengers in the auto fell out of the auto. Other passengers suffered minor injuries in the incident. The scooterist, who was in front of the auto, also got hit from behind and reportedly got crushed and died on the spot. 

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