Thirteen of the 30 passengers in the bus were injured in the incident.

Narrow escape for passengers in Bengaluru as BMTC bus topples on flyover
news Accident Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 09:26

Passengers in a BMTC bus had a narrow escape after it toppled on its left side on a flyover in Rajajinagar on Wednesday. Thirteen of the 30 passengers in the bus were injured in the incident.

The incident took place when the bus operating on route number 180A was travelling on the flyover on West of Chord Road in Rajajinagar and hit the ramp of the flyover. 

Those injured in the incident included 72-year-old Mohana VN from RT Nagar. She was kept under observation in the ICU where she is reported to be out of danger. 

The bus driver Ninje Gowda reportedly lost control of the bus and the front wheel went up the divider causing the bus to fall. “We have taken up a case against him. But as he too is injured and admitted to hospital, we are waiting for him to recover before we arrest him and investigate further,” an officer said speaking to The New Indian Express.

Meanwhile, it was also reported that the incident happened after the bus driver tried to save the life of a biker in his path. “Initial statements from the bus crew indicate that the incident happened when the driver tried to save the life of a biker. However, an investigation is on. The bus crew were injured and are undergoing treatment,” said a BMTC official speaking to The Hindu. 

The accident halted traffic on West of Chord Road, especially since it occurred at the start of the flyover. 

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