Tragedy averted as bus hits compound wall at Nanthur
Mangaluru: The presence of mind of the driver of Sri Ganesh Motors averted a tragedy after the brakes of the bus failed at Nanthur here on September 13.
Speaking to mangalorean.com the driver of the bus Dolphy said that when he realised that the brakes of the bus were not effective and the bus was out of control, he tried to avoid hitting other vehicles in front of him and rammed the bus into the compound wall near the Egg Sunday shop. Luckily at that time there were no pedestrians or other vehicles in the way. We immediately informed the police about the mishap. We will repair the damage as the compound wall has collapsed.
Some of those who witnessed the mishap said that the brakes of the bus did not fail but it was the negligence of the driver which caused the mishap. The bus was travelling at high speed from Udupi to Mangaluru via Nanthur. While it was moving from Nanthur down the slope at high speed the driver lost control and rammed the bus into the compound wall. A bike rider miraculously escaped being run over by the bus.