Delhi: Twenty-two people were injured when an Uttar Pradesh Roadways bus rammed into a roadside tree in South-East Delhi’s New Friends Colony on Saturday early morning.

Twelve victims were taken to the AIIMS Trauma Centre where they are recuperating, and others were discharged after first-aid treatment.

According to a report on The Indian Express, the bus driver managed to escape from the spot after the accident. Police are conducting raids to nab him.

DCP (South-East district) R P Meena said they received a PCR call at around 3.22 am about the accident near Sukhdev Vihar and immediately, local police rushed to the spot. “After reaching the spot, we found that a UP roadways bus rammed into a roadside tree. The bus was coming from Baha, Agra, and heading towards ISBT Sarai Kale Khan,” he said.

PCR and CATS ambulances also reached on the spot. A case of accident has been registered and investigation is in progress.

"The driver of the bus is at large. The Agra depot officials have been informed in this regard," the officer added.