Blueline bus kills Class 10 student in BRT corridor

May 13th, 2008 - 2:34 am ICT by admin  


New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The controversial Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor in south Delhi saw another accident when a speeding Blueline bus Monday crushed a Class 10 student to death in Madangir area. The corridor, which is yet to kick off formally, has already witnessed half-a-dozen accidents in the past 10 days.

The accident occurred near Ambedkar Nagar bus stop when a Blueline bus, plying on route no. 512 between Ambedkar Nagar and Sarojini Nagar, knocked down Suresh Kumar while he was crossing the road around 8.30 a.m.

Suresh Kumar, an Open School student, was rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences where doctors pronounced him dead.

Locals tried to nab the bus driver but he managed to escape. He was arrested later.

The police said a case of rash and negligent driving has been registered at the Ambedkar Nagar police station and the bus impounded.

A pedestrian suffered grave injuries Friday when a speeding Blueline knocked him down while he was crossing the road on the BRT stretch.

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