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Chennai school student sustains critical injuries after bus hits cycle

A boy aged 13 who was on his way to tuition class was seriously injured when an MTC bus rammed his cycle at Besant Nagar on Saturday evening.

Published: 27th February 2017 02:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th February 2017 02:50 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: A boy aged 13 who was on his way to tuition class was seriously injured when an MTC bus rammed his cycle at Besant Nagar on Saturday evening.

Sai Siddharth fell on the road in the impact even as his mother was a few feet away and watching the whole incident.The boy suffered severe injuries on his face and is currently undergoing treatment in a private hospital at Adyar.

Witnesses said that the boy was crossing the Vannandurai junction at Besant Nagar around 3 pm when an MTC bus hit his cycle.He suffered severe injuries in jaw and face. The bus driver was allegedly manhandled by locals who were enraged over the accident. “The bus was on the wrong side when it hit the cycle. The child was not at fault at all,” said a pawn broker in the area who claimed he witnessed the accident.

Though there is still a sense of anger and genuine concern for the boy among all those who witnessed the accident as they felt it was wholly the bus driver’s fault, the traffic police think otherwise.

“The onus is not on the bus driver alone,” said a traffic police officer. “Both the parties are equally to be blamed for the accident. But we always tend to tell the bus driver that he could have been more careful,” the police officer added.

The officer also rubbished claims that the bus driver was drunk and confirmed that he was arrested immediately after the road mishap and that the boy was fine and recovering in a private hospital that is located nearby.



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