Woman out to distribute wedding invites, run over by DTC bus
A 25 years old woman who was out to distribute wedding invites, died after falling off a local bus and run over under its wheel, in Delhi (India). The victim served as nurse earlier and quitted the job for her marriage. The woman along with her mother and some friends had boarded the bus. As per police report, all of them were standing near the rear door of the bus. All of a sudden, as the bus reached a location of Metro pillar, the driver opened the doors, as the result of which the woman fell off the running vehicle. She was run over by the rear wheel of the bus. Her mother and friends raised an alarm to seek driver’s attention but by then, it was too late. The woman was killed on the spot.
After seeing the incident, passer-by forcefully caught driver of the bus. Subsequently, police arrived and questioned the driver about his opening the bus doors, while the bus was running.
Here in this case which though happened years back, it is an eye opener for many who travels by bus in any metropolitan city.
Apparently the reasons that resulted said incident which had become cause for death of a young 25 years old woman who was going to be married soon, were Passengers standing near door of the bus and Lack of alertness & subsequent improper action by the bus driver while driving the bus.
Below are some Safe Driving Habits which if practiced will save many human lives:
- Avoid boarding the bus which has already sufficient passengers boarded on it. If unavoidable, the passenger must not be standing near any of its doors.
- Driver of a bus must not be involved in any activity/talk which may result in unwarranted action which consequently leads to any fatal incident.
- Driver must not be distracted while driving, when his bus has more passengers boarded, than its capacit
- Above all, YOU must not move in haste, under any circumstances. It is irrespective of mode of travel, time, place, urgency etc. at that time.