Vadakkencherry bus mishap: Investigation report gives clean chit to KSRTC driver

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Vadakkencherry: The investigation report of the District Transport Officer over the Vadakkencherry bus mishap which claimed the lives of 9 passengers, has given a clean chit to the KSRTC driver asserting no lapses from his part. The key accused and tourist bus driver Jomon had informed the investigating team that the accident was caused when the KSRTC driver applied sudden brake. The District Transport Officer’s report discarded this statement of the accused.

KSRTC bus had stopped 200 metre behind the accident spot for deboarding passengers. Hence, the KSRTC driver had no reason to apply sudden brake, pointed out the report. Along with this, the KSRTC bus was moving at considerably low speed.

The report noted that the tourist bus was over speeding at 97 kilometre per hour. The average speed of the tourist bus was 84.4 km per hour. Further action will proceed in the case based on the latest report of the District Transport Officer.

Meanwhile, more evidences are surfacing over the violations of traffic regulations by the tourist bus driver. An old video of Jomon standing and dancing while driving a bus at high speed had gone viral on social media the other day. Though the bus owner had received complaints of traffic violations, he refrained from taking any action. Hence, the bus owner Arun was also arrested on the grounds of abetment to crime.

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