Blueline injures man on BRT corridor

May 10th, 2008 - 9:48 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) A pedestrian suffered grave injuries when a speeding Blueline bus knocked him down while he was crossing the road on the controversial bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor in south Delhi, police said Saturday. The accident took place on the Ambedkar Nagar-Moolchand corridor in Madangir area when the privately run bus, plying on route no. 525 between Badarpur and Mehrauli, hit Hemant Kumar, 30, late Friday.

Kumar was rushed to the Trauma Centre of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), where doctors described his condition as critical on Saturday. The victim hails from Kolkata.

Police said bus driver Rajender Singh tried to flee from the spot but was nabbed and roughed up by passers-by. However, he managed to escape before people could hand him over to police.

“We have registered a case of rash and negligent driving and a search is on to nab the driver. Hemant is still unfit to make any statement,” said a police official.

Last week, the controversial BRT corridor had witnessed three accidents, though there were no casualties.

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