Serial accidents claim two lives

 Two people were killed and several injured in separate accidents in the City on Friday.

Several passengers on a BMTC bus miraculously escaped with minor injuries after they jumped from their moving bus soon after they learned that its brakes had failed in Indiranagar on Friday morning. Treated as outpatients in different hospitals, they were discharged later in the day.

According to police, a handful of passengers were travelling in a bus (Route number 306 / Mahadevapura-KR Market), when the vehicle suffered a brake failure at the Binnamangala signalpost opposite the Indiranagar traffic police station on Old Madras Road. The driver, who did not initially inform the passengers of the failure, began to swerve the vehicle in an attempt to slow down the bus. However, he revealed the problem only when he was asked what was going on. The passengers attempted to escape by jumping from the vehicle which was brought to a halt after the driver crashed it into the wall of the BMTC depot nearby, police said.

One of the passengers injured while jumping of the bus was Radha, a housekeeper at a private company. “Things became chaotic after the driver announced the brake failure,” she told Deccan Herald. “Everybody started jumping out and I too followed them. I was injured in the face and ears and was treated at St Philomena’s hospital in Ashoknagar. Most of the passengers sustained injuries to their faces, hands and head. As road traffic was light that morning, the incident did not result in more damage, Radha added. 

According to police, there have been no complaints regarding the incident and they added that everyone had dispersed by the time police officers appeared on the scene. 

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