Nation Crime 11 Dec 2017 Visakhapatnam: Human ...

Visakhapatnam: Human error, not failure of breaks led to accident

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 11, 2017, 5:35 am IST
Updated Dec 11, 2017, 5:35 am IST
The middle bus was hit from both ends and a majority of the students in the second bus were injured.
The damaged buses of private schools in Yarada area in Visakhapatam.
 The damaged buses of private schools in Yarada area in Visakhapatam.

Visakhapatnam: Human error was the prime reason behind the major road accident on the Yarada Hill ghat that has reported on Saturday. It may recalled that over 50 students of a private school and private junior college of City Educational Society, Anakapalle, were injured, when three buses carrying over 120 students crashed into one another on Yarada Beach Road on a hill on Saturday. The police believed that the brakes had failed which was the reason behind the accident. The Road Transport Authority (RTA) led by Deputy Transport Commissioner, S. Venkateswara Rao on Sunday inspected the accident site and the buses involved in the accident. They concluded that it was not brake failure or any mechanical malfunction. 

“The negligence of the driver (human negligence) was the reason behind the accident. The buses were fit, but the drivers failed to maintain distance of 25 feet between them. The driver of the first bus applied sudden brakes for some reason and the remaining buses rammed into it as there was very little distance between each bus,” Rao added. 

 

The middle bus was hit from both ends and a majority of the students in the second bus were injured. This bus was very badly damaged high when compared to the remaining two buses. “We will conclude the investigation after recording the versions of the other two drivers,” he said who suffered injuries and being treated in the hospital says ACP (Traffic) K Prabhakar. The RTA officials and City Traffic Police have decided to register cases against the management of the school and also the drivers of the three buses for their negligence into the incident such as plying on the ghat roads by ignoring the safety of the students. Sources said that the two students suffering head injuries were availing treatment in a corporate hospital.

 

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