West Bengal minister Rajib Banerjee met with an accident on Sunday (January 3) after a mini truck hit his car in Kolkata.

However, Banerjee escaped unhurt but his driver suffered minor injuries in the accident.

According to police sources, the driver of the mini truck was arrested immediately after the incident took place.

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Rajib Banerjee said, “I was travelling in my car along Rasbehari Connector towards Ruby Crossing when the mini truck, laden with stone chips, suddenly swerved to the right and hit my car damaging its side view mirror.”

However, the driver of the car chased the speeding mini truck and stopped it. The minister immediately informed the police. 

Police came to the spot and arrested the truck driver. A police officer said that the driver was arrested on the charge of rash driving.

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The driver of the truck claimed that the vehicle’s brake was failed. Therefore, he had no control over the truck.

The truck was taken into police custody to check if there was any mechanical fault.