Chengannur: In a freak mishap, a bus traveller sustained injuries due to an iron rod that was projected up to the road. Anju (24), daughter of Chengannur Angadikkal Kumbil Nilkkunnathil Joy, was injured when her left eye was pierced with the rod. She is yet to cross the critical stage, said doctors. The incident took place on Tuesday evening near the KSRTC bus stand in M. C road.
The injured was travelling in the KSRTC fast passenger to Kottarakkara. The accident took place while the bus was trying to give way to another vehicle. A bakery near the road was illegally constructed and had iron roofing towards the road. The 8-foot-long iron rod that was supposed to be used to fix the iron roofing extended onto the main road.
The injured was sitting in the side seat of the bus and the rod pierced into her left eye. People who gathered there took her to the hospital. Later she was admitted to the intensive care unit of a private hospital in Thiruvalla.
The accident was followed by a heavy traffic jam in the city which lasted for hours. Police have filed a case. Shops which have sheets and tents projecting onto the road have caused accidents even before.