The KSRTC bus driver lost balance trying to avoid a pothole on the Bengaluru-Mysuru Highway. Four people were seriously injured and 29 received minor injuries when the bus carrying 45 passengers was on its way back to Bengaluru from Madikeri.
KSRTC bus met with an accident
According to reports, as many as 29 people were injured after a Karnataka State Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus with 45 passengers on board met with an accident in Bengaluru. Four people got severe injuries, police said. The accident took place early this morning at 1:30 am under the Kengeri Police Station limits in Bengaluru.
“29 people received minor injuries and four were seriously injured after a KSRTC bus met with an accident last night under Kengeri Police Station limits in Bengaluru. The bus was coming from Madikeri and had 45 passengers on board,” says West Bengaluru Deputy Commissioner of Police Dr. Sanjeev Patil.
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Avoiding a pothole
Monday at 1:30 am, May 9, it has been reported that the bus driver was trying to avoid a pothole on the Bengaluru-Mysuru Highway but lost balance, and the bus reportedly first hit the 4-feet tall road divider and then rammed into the Namma Metro Pillar number 545.
If not for the metro pillar, the bus would have gone to another side of the highway and collided with a vehicle coming from the opposite side, which would have led to a greater tragedy, the police said.