Delhi: DTC Bus Brake Fails Leaving Four People Injured In Mayapuri

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In a horrific incident, four people were injured after a Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus rammed into their vehicles after its brake purportedly failed

Written By Prachi Mankani | Mumbai | Updated On:

Delhi: Four people were injured when a Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus rammed into their vehicles after its brake purportedly failed near the Sagarpur red light area in Mayapuri on October 5. According to police sources, the incident occurred around 9:45 pm on Saturday and among the four people, one person is reportedly critically injured. The driver, identified as Anil, claimed that the brake of the bus failed, subsequently leading to the bus ramming into a scooter and two motorcycles injuring four persons. Anil has been arrested under police custody, while a mechanical test for the bus is currently underway. 

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Road accidents in recent times

In a similar turn of events, there have been numerous road accidents across the country, namely:

  • Assam witnessed an unfortunate incident when a car crashed into the town of Tinsukia killing three women. Amongst the victims, there was a mother-daughter duo along with several others, who were injured. The accident occurred on September 28
  • Five people died in two different accidents on National Highway No.44 in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh in the early hours of on October 5
  • Almost a dozen people including seven men, five women, and a child lost their lives in a road accident in Jodhpur-Jaisalmer highway on September 27. A similar accident in Haryana took place on September 24, where an oil tanker ran over an auto and almost 10 people lost their lives. While in Ajmer, eight people died and 20 others got injured after a bus rammed into a truck

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Road accidents in India- Analytical data

As per the government data, almost 1.5 Lakh people lost their lives in road accidents in 2017, which means every hour 17 people died due to a road accident. According to a news report, more than 48,746 two-wheeler users died in road mishaps, of which 73.8 per cent of them did not wear a helmet. This means that every hour, four two-wheeler users died in a road accident, who did not wear a helmet.

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(With Inputs from ANI)

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