Speeding BMTC Volvo wr’ecks seven vehicles

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A BMTC Volvo bus nearly caused a pile-up on Thursday in Jayanagar as it sla’mmed into six cars and ended up hit’ting a BMTC bus.

No casualties were reported in the ac’cident, alleg’edly caused by rec’kless driving. However, the vehicles involved have been severely wre’cked. The Mico Layout traffic police cleared away the smas’hed vehicles and restored normal traffic.

At 1 pm on Thursday, the overspeeding BMTC Volvo bus with the registration number KA-57-F-0318 heading towards BTM Layout from the airport ra’mmed into the six cars and the bus in front of the Reddy Nursing Home as it passed through East End Road.

The traffic police said the driver of the Volvo bus Dharmendra (41) was driving recklessly. The vehicles were waiting for the traffic signal to clear on their lane at the time of the incident. The mi’shap triggered an hour-long traffic jam on the stretch.

Four cars and the BMTC bus had severe dam’ages, while two other cars escaped with minor damages. The police said the three sm’ashed cars had registration numbers TN-10-AR-3877, KA-05-MA-7060, KA-05-MR-2408, while a cab with registration number KA-26-A-9454 was also wr’ecked. The BMTC bus involved had registration number KA-01-FA-1197.

The police said passengers on the bus and those traveling in the car have escaped unhurt. The bus belonging to depot 25 has been s’eized, while the police have booked Dharmendra for ras’h and neg’ligent driving.

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