Hit by car, scooterist run over by bus near Park Circus
A 50-year-old man died after the scooter he was riding was allegedly hit by a car and he came under the wheels of a bus near the Park Circus seven-point crossing on Wednesday afternoon.
Police said Mohammad Shamim, 50, and wife Shakila Shamim, 45, who was on the pillion, were both wearing helmets.
Officers of the traffic department said the couple, residents of Dr Suresh Sarkar Road, were plying down AJC Bose Road when they came between a car that had landed from the Parama flyover and a bus.
“The scooter came between a car and a bus. People who saw the accident said the four-wheeler hit the scooter and the scooterist came under the rear wheels of the bus,” said an officer.
The bus driver told the police that he had not initially realised that the bus had run over a person, an officer said. However, when the bus was at a signal near Don Bosco School, a motorcyclist alerted the driver about the accident, after which he returned to the spot and courted arrest, the officer said. The four-wheeler that allegedly hit the scooter could not be identified till Wednesday evening.
Senior officers said such accidents involving buses were common in the city, especially because bus drivers failed to see the rear part of their vehicles that was part of the “blind spot”.
“The driver cannot see the blind spot through the looking glass. Unless alerted by the conductor, the driver cannot know what is going on in the rear,” an officer said.
However, as the scooterist died after coming under the wheels of the bus, the driver has been arrested and charged under sections related to rash and negligent driving and causing death due to negligence.
A private car overturned on the Parama flyover on Tuesday, police said. Five occupants of the car were injured .