Driver killed four injured after car hits private bus on Dufferin RoadPosted by: admin | Posted on: August 31, 2019
Kolkata: The driver of a private car was killed and its four female occupants injured when it collided head on with a private bus on Dufferin Road in Esplanade area on Sunday afternoon.The injured, who are MA students of distance education at Rabindra Bharati University (RBU), have been admitted to SSKM hospital. The condition of one Rakhi Manna of Gazipur, Howrah, is stated to be critical. According to police sources, the bus of route no 12D was headed towards Howrah station, while the private vehicle with the four students was travelling in the opposite direction towards Second Hooghly Bridge when the accident occurred at around 2.10 pm. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”Prima facie it appears that the private car somehow went to the wrong lane either in a bid to overtake another vehicle or due to loss of control because of wet road and rammed into the bus. The bus tried to take left to avoid the collision and lost control and went on to the footpath. We are checking CCTV footages and gathering circumstantial evidences for further leads,” an officer of Maidan police station said.The accident spot near the crossing of Mayo Road and Dufferin Road comes under the jurisdiction of Maidan Police station. The bus and the mangled private vehicle have been seized and search is on for the bus driver who managed to flee. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe driver of the vehicle identified as Pappu (25). who was rushed to SSKM hospital by the police, was declared brought dead.The four others, who have suffered injuries, include Sunita Jana of village Binala under Joypur police station in Howrah, Sanchita Karmakar of village Thalia, Joypur, Howrah, Rajashree Manna and Jagatballavpur Howrah and Rakhi Manna of Gazipur, Howrah. All of them were returning home from Joypuria College, which was the centre for their MA examination under distance mode. They were all headed towards their residences at different places in Howrah district.Among the four students, Rakhi has suffered severe injuries on her head and mouth, while the condition of other three are stated to be stable.