“He is Lucky to survive”- Said Cops after Pant’s car turned into a ‘ball of fire’

Rishabh Pant was involved in a major accident while he was returning from Delhi to Uttarakhand.

Rishabh Pant’s injury

Indian Cricketer Rishabh Pant met a serious car accident at the Narsan border of Roorkee in Uttarakhand. The badly injured cricketer was rushed to the Saksham Hospital Multispeciality and Trauma Centre. After receiving initial treatment there, Rishabh Pant has been taken to Dehradun’s Max Hospital.


Rishabh has two cuts on his forehead, a ligament tear in his right knee & has also hurt his right wrist, ankle, and toe and has suffered abrasion injuries on his back. His condition remains stable and has now been shifted to Max Hospital, Dehradun: BCCI reported ANI.

Police report

According to police, Rishab was alone in the car when his Mercedes GLE car hit the divider railings on the Delhi-Haridwar highway at around 5.30 am. The car then turned a few times before turning into a ball of fire.

“Hearing a loud sound of the accident, nearby villagers along with the local cops, rushed to the spot and pulled him out of the car. He was then rushed to a nearby hospital from where he was referred to a major hospital in Dehradun,” said Swapn Kishor Singh, superintendent of police, Haridwar (rural), who was among the cops who rushed to the spot.


Giving an update on his condition, the senior police officer said, “Pant sustained injuries on his forehead, a hand, and right knee. However, he is conscious and able to talk. The car he was driving was completely burnt. He is lucky to survive the severe accident.”

Another police officer, giving a possible reason behind the accident, told TOI requesting anonymity and said, “It is likely that Pant fell asleep while driving because there was no fog on the road which could have affected the visibility. He has a cut on his left eyebrow and a ligament injury on his right knee apart from having bruises on his back.”

“The charred car has been taken away for further investigation. It is not known whether the airbags had opened or not because nothing is left inside to verify that. A probe is on,” said the officer.