Speeding Punjab Roadways bus tears car into 2 pieces

Speeding towards the ISBT Sector 43, a Punjab Roadways bus literally tore a car in two pieces at the Sector 31/32 light point. The driver of the car, who was dragged for 20 feet, survived the accident with minor injuries. The bus driver and conductor fled and the police is on the lookout for them.

The police has registered a case of rash driving and causing threat to the life of a person against the driver of the bus. Inspector Jaspal Singh, the Station House Officer (SHO) of Police Station, Sector 31 said, "The bus which hit the car must have been at a speed of 90 to 100 km/h when it hit the car. The driver of the bus is at fault as he jumped the traffic signal".

The Punjab Roadways bus was coming from Ponta Sahib and was on its way to Amritsar. Pramod, the driver of the car was traveling from Sector 31 to Sector 32. According to one of the by-standers, the bus jumped the lights and hit the car. The engine of the car got stuck in the electricity pole while the rest of the car was dragged along the bus bearing the driver for nearly 20 feet.

SHO also added that the nearby shopkeepers and residents took Pramod out of the car. By then, the PCR vehicle reached the spot as one of the nearby shopkeepers, Naresh, called the Police Control room. Naresh was the one who then attended a call from Pramod's business partner, DD Taneja. The victim was taken to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32 by the PCR vehicle.

Talking to Newsline DD Taneja said, "Co-incidentally I called Pramod to ask why he did not come to work today. Some person Naresh attended the call and said that Pramod had met with an accident.".

Pramod sustained fracture in his ribs, minor bruises and a minor head injury. "The doctors have given him a clean chit. All his X-ray and CT-scan reports were normal except for a fracture in his ribs," said DD Taneja.

Pramod's father Des Raj said, "I talked to Pramod on phone and he informed me about the accident. I rushed to the hospital".

The officials from Punjab Roadways visited the police station Sector 31 and have assured that the accused driver will be produced to the police.

Pramod, the victim of the accident, while talking to Newsline said, "When I was being dragged by the bus, I thought it was the end. All I remember is getting hit by a bus and then in the hospital. I have no idea who brought me here".

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