A bus belonging to a prestigious school went berserk killing 1 pedestrian and injuring 8 on Wednesday in the City, reported Kannada Prabha.

Dildar Alam (22) of Bihar died and bike riders Sai Kumar and Vismay are injured Students Baby Girishma (13), Yogesh (9), Samith (9), Sai Esha (9) and Om Gambheer (6) also sustanined injuries. One lady assistant Nagaratnamma also is injured. All of them are undergoing treatment at a private hospital.

A BMTC bus and the bike are badly damaged. The bus belonging to Orchids The International School, driven by Shiva, was moving near RV College at around 8.30 am. There were 15 students and an assistant Nagaratnamma in the bus.  Shiva was driving the bus very fast and near Dubasi junction past R V College while taking a turn he lost control of the bus and banged into a Metro barricade. 

It didn’t stop there but turned right and hit the bike riders who were moving towards Kengeri.  From there it rushed on the foot path crushing Dildar Alam. It was about to tumble over but brushed against a BMTC bus which was coming from the opposite side.  The BMTC bus was damaged.  But it was the alertness of BMTC driver that stopped the school bus from tumbling over and injuring the students, said the police.

Fortunately, the passengers inside the bus were not seriously injured except Baby Girishma and Yogesh who sustained serious injuries As soon as the bus stopped public rushed and helped the children to get out of the bus.  They were immediately rushed to the hospital. 

Driver Shiva has been arrested and a case of Rash Driving (IPC 279) and causing accident (IPC 304 A) has been booked against him.  Police are investigating.  The police said Shiva said the accident occurred due to breaking of axle.

Following the school bus accident, the Traffic Police has decided to launch a special campaign to check all school buses in the City for their fitness to run. Speaking to Kannada Prabha DCP Traffic (WEST) Shivakumar said he has instructed the officials to conduct a thorough check up of all school busses. Any private school showing even a little slackness in the safety of the children will be subjected to stringent action, he said.