Bengaluru-Chennai Highway Accident: Over 10 Injured As Bus Slips Into Ditch After Driver Loses Control

The front of the bus collided with a heap of garbage before coming to a stop, shattering the window panes upon impact.
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Bengaluru: Over 10 passengers onboard a Bengaluru-Chennai private bus sustained injuries after the vehicle ran into a roadside ditch near Sunguvarchathiram. According to cops, the bus left Bengaluru on Saturday with around 30 passengers and when it reached Santhamangalam in early hours on Monday, the driver lost control of the vehicle, and it ran into a roadside ditch next to a tea shop. Police are investigating if the driver fell asleep.
The front of the bus collided with a heap of garbage before coming to a stop, shattering the window panes upon impact. Passengers seated in the front were injured. Passersby and other passengers quickly rescued the injured and transported them to Sriperumbudur Government Hospital.
"It is suspected that the driver was speeding and lost control. We are also investigating whether he might have dozed off," a police officer stated. A case has been registered.
There have been multiple accidents on the highways since last week, with around 13 people dying in three accidents on national highways in Chengalpet.
Recently, a Bengaluru-bound KSRTC bus with 50 passengers steered off road and was left dangerously dangling on a flyover. As per reports, the driver lost control of the bus while trying to avoid a crash. As per TSRTC officials, the bus driver was trying to save the car which suddenly changed lanes. The bus could have fallen 40-feet below, if not for the flyover.
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