July 18, 2009 1:14:10 am
Despite the police raising its guard against speeding,public buses continue to be danger on Delhi roads. On Friday,they crushed two women a retired doctor and a schoolteacher in different accidents while they were headed for work.
In the first accident,a private school teacher was killed while her two children and husband were injured when a DTC bus hit the motorcycle they were traveling in. The victim,Savita,was on way to her school at the time,the police said. The incident took place in Najafgarh,Outer Delhi,around 6.30 am today.
The second accident involved a Blueline bus near RK Puram,South Delhi. According to the police,the speeding Blueline crushed Rajeswari Dewan,71,while she was crossing the road near Mohammadpur village at Bhikaji Cama Palace.
The bus (route number 611; Dhaula Kuan to Trilokpuri) ran over Dewan around 9 am. Officers said the Safdarjung Enclave resident died on the spot. The bus driver and conductor abandoned the vehicle and escaped.
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The officer said Dewan,a retired doctor,practised at a charitable trust in Karol Bagh and was headed there when the accident took place.
The victims husband,Anup Dewan,has told police that she took a taxi for Karol Bagh from Bhikaji Cama Place every day.
The accident disrupted traffic on the road for a while. The police have registered a case of rash and negligent driving against the driver after tracing the bus owner. But the driver and conductor are still at large,the officer said.
In the earlier accident,an officer said,victim Savita,28,was on husband Ajays bike when a DTC bus hit the two-wheeler near Tura Mandi. Ajay was going to drop her to Krishna Model School,where she taught, an officer said.
All four were taken to Rao Tula Ram Hospital,where Savita was declared dead on arrival. Ajay and the two children are still admitted,the police said.
The driver sped off in the bus and the police are trying to locate both the bus and the accused.
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