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Sikar Road accident: Class 11 student crushed by uncontrolled low floor bus

Angry over frequent accidents due to incomplete BRTS corridor and faulty low floor buses, people protested after the mishap.

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December 18, 2017, 10:13 am

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Pranay Agarwal who was killed in an accident on Sikar Road near Bhawani Niketan.

Jaipur: A class 11 student, Pranay Agarawal was killed while his friend was seriously injured when a low-floor bus went out of control after a break failure and rammed into the scooty the two teenagers were riding on. The mishap occurred near the BRTS corridor near Bhawani Niketan on Sikar Road around 7.30 pm.

“The low floor bus was on its way to Jaipur from Chomu. A break failure caused the bus to go out of control. Pranay and his friend Shivam were on a scooty approaching from the opposite direction. The bus hit the scooty and dragged it for almost 100 meters. Pranay died on the spot,” said a police officer.

People angry over frequent accidents caused by low floor buses and incomplete BTRS corridor smashed windows of two buses and blocked the road in protest.

Shivam was rushed to a hospital where he is undergoing treatment. Police teams from nearby police station somehow placated the demonstrators and clered the road.

Pranay was driving the scooty in BRTS corridor.

It is not for the first time that a poorly maintained low floor bus has claimed lives on the city roads.

In August, a low-floor bus was caught on CCTV killing a BSc student and dragging a girl, an MSc student, for nearly 35 feet while she was crossing the road using the zebra line. The accident occurred due to break failure. The CCTV showed the bus coming from Rambagh Circle suddenly deviating from its direction, hitting the girl, identified as Vandna Kumari and dragging her for at least 35 feet. While the girl had a miraculous escape, the scooty rider, 19-year-old Vishal, was killed on the spot. Watch the video below:

On June 22, a low-floor bus went out of control after its break failed and crushed to death a 30-year-old man and seriously injured three others near Gopalpura Bypass on Tonk Road.

On September 20, two youths were killed when a low floor bus went out of control due to break failure and hit their bike.

First published: December 18, 2017