TWO PERSONS died after a Himachal Roadways bus collided head-on with their car near Kona village on the Baddi-Nalagarh road in Panchkula on Thursday. In another accident in Panchkula, a scooter driver survived thanks to his helmet after his two-wheeler got dragged under a bus. Pawan Kumar, 38, and Suresh Kumar, 28, residents of Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh, were the two people killed in the bus-car collision. The car was an Innova bearing registration number-PB-01B-7344. Pawan was driving the car.
The accident occurred around 6.30 am, few hours after the two had left for Baddi. According to the police, the bus was going towards Himachal Pradesh and collided head-on with the car. Such was the impact of the collision that the car was badly damaged and debris was strewn on the road. Both Pawan and Suresh died on the spot.
The bus veered off the road and as many as 10 passengers who were in the bus also suffered injuries. Residents of nearby Kona village rushed to help the injured. The truck driver fled from the spot.
The police registered a case for causing death due to negligence against the driver of the bus, bearing registration number HP-72B-7325, at Pinjore Police Station. No arrest was made till the filing of the report. The bodies were handed over to the family after the post-mortem.
In the evening, a resident of Chandigarh had a close shave after his scooter was dragged under the bus on Sector 9-16 road in Panchkula. The accident happened around 5 pm.
“The bus suddenly halted near the bus stop and the scooter rider who was behind the bus immediately pressed the brakes, but it rammed into the rear end of the bus. He fell down from the scooter, but the two-wheeler skidded and got dragged under the bus,” said the Police Post Incharge, Sector 10. “He survived because he was wearing a helmet.”
The scooter rider suffered minor injuries and was taken to General Hospital, Sector 6, by the PCR van. He was discharged an hour later. The police did not receive any complaint and no case was registered till the filing of the report.