Three young men miraculously survived after they came under the wheels of a moving bus belonging to the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation in the outskirts of Madurai. The incident happened on September 16 afternoon at Thenur junction near Melakkal in Madurai district.
The CCTV footage shows three men on a two-wheeler turning on a curve on the road and then ramming into a TNSTC bus coming from the opposite direction. The impact of the head-on collision knocks the men off the bike. The bus stops immediately, avoiding running over the men. Bystanders are seen rushing towards the accident to help the three men.
The video went viral on social media on Friday, with many suggesting that three men were under the influence of alcohol and while others commended the bus driverâ€™s presence of mind to have stopped the vehicle immediately.
Speaking to TNM about the incident, Additional Superintendent of Police Narasimha Varman said that the three youngsters were Sukumar (17), Madhusudanan (21) and Arjun (22). Madhusudanan was the one who was riding the two-wheeler at the time of accident. He also said that the bus was going to Kadupatty from Periyar bus stand, Madurai.
â€śThe three men were drunk when they rammed into the bus and are now undergoing treatment in the Madurai Rajaji Government Hospital for their injuries. They rode the vehicle fast in the turning on the road where they should have slowed down a little. Once they are discharged, we will arrest Madhusudanan and question him. We will also frame charges against the other two who were riding pillion without helmets,â€ť he said.
The driver of the bus, Nagendran, filed a formal complaint at the Sholavandan police station and an FIR has been registered under sections of the 279 (Rash driving or riding on a public way), 337 (Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the IPC.