Padubidri, Apr 02, 2017 : As many as 20 passengers of a private express bus were injured when the speeding bus collided with a JCB on the one-way zone of the Highway near the Kannangar Garodi on April 1, night.
The attempt of the driver of the Vishal bus to overtake another bus on the route resulted in the mishap. It is said the JCB was on the wrong side of the road and was heading towards Hejamady. The bus had overturned due to the impact of the collision and was completely mangled.
Locals assisted in rushing the injured passengers to the hospital through private vehicles. The accident disrupted traffic on the route for nearly two hours.
It has become a habit for some motorists to avoid the toll plaza near Hejamady by opting for an alternate route in the opposite direction dangerously. It is believed that a similar act of the JCB driver led to this mishap. Angry public thrashed him for being responsible for the accident.