A female doctor and her driver sustained injuries after a bus carrying passengers collided with an electric car from behind, after the driver of the car suddenly braked to save a jaywalker on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway on Friday morning. , the police said.
The injured were admitted to a hospital and the bus driver was taken into police custody, police said, adding that all passengers on the bus escaped unharmed.
Expressway Station Officer Sarita Malik said, “On Friday around 8 am, driver Ravindra Kumar, 35, a resident of Bulandshahr, was going to drop off his employer, a female doctor and resident of Beta-2. , at Noida Children’s Hospital at home. car. Suddenly, a jaywalker stepped in front of them. As soon as the driver braked, a bus hit the car from behind.”
“The collision was so intense that the rear of the car was completely damaged and Kumar suffered serious head injuries. The doctor was in the back seat at the time of the incident and she suffered bruises,” SHO Malik said.
“As soon as the police received information about their helpline number 112, a team reached the spot and the injured were shifted to a nearby hospital, where the driver’s condition is currently stable,” he said.
Due to the accident, traffic on the highway was slow as both the bus and the car remained on the road. A hydraulic tow truck was called and the damaged car and bus were removed from the road, police said.
Traffic inspector CP Mishra said, “Three lanes of the highway, including the service lane, were opened for commuters and the damaged vehicles were moved aside half an hour after the incident.”
According to police, the bus was carrying passengers at the time of the accident, but they were uninjured.
No FIR has been registered as the police are yet to receive a complaint regarding the accident. Further investigation is underway, police said.