“We started to cry for assist however nobody got here”: Bus driver who rescued Rishabh Pant reveals particulars of the accident


Crew India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant met with a horrific automobile accident on Friday morning whereas going to his hometown Roorkee from Delhi. Pant returned to India from Dubai on Thursday and was on the best way to satisfy his household earlier than the brand new 12 months. The younger lad fell asleep whereas driving and misplaced management of his Mercedes automobile, ramming it into the divider and inflicting the crash.

Fortunately, a bus driver, who goes by the title of Sushil Kumar, was current on the spot the place the accident happened and instantly got here to the cricketer’s rescue.

Sushil was driving on the opposite facet of the highway and noticed Pant’s automobile crashing and catching fireplace.

“I’m a driver with Haryana Roadways, Panipat depot. Our bus has left Haridwar at 4:25 within the morning. I used to be on my method after I noticed a automobile, being pushed at a variety of velocity, received disbalanced and crashed into the divider. After the affect, the automobile landed on the improper facet of the highway – the one which goes to Delhi. The automobile had screeched onto the second lane of the highway seeing which I instantly utilized the brakes. The automobile had already caught sparks so I and the conductor rushed to get him out of the automobile. By then the fireplace has began. Then, three extra folks got here working and received him on a protected facet,” Sushil informed a number of media retailers.

Sushil additional stated that originally he didn’t learn about Pant’s identification since he doesn’t observe cricket, and it was the conductor who informed him that the sufferer represents the Indian cricket crew.

The rescuer additionally talked about that nobody got here ahead to assist them to take Pant to the hospital, whereas the calls made to the Nationwide Freeway authorities went unanswered.

“We started to cry for assist however nobody got here. I known as the Nationwide Freeway, nobody answered. Then I ran up the police and the conductor known as for an ambulance. We saved asking him he’s he wonderful. Provided him some water. After regrouping, he informed us he’s Rishabh Pant. I don’t observe cricket so I didn’t know who he was however my conductor then informed me ‘Sushil.. he’s an Indian cricketer’,” added Sushil.

“Pant was panicking and limping”: Sushil Kumar

“He [Pant] gave us his mom’s quantity. We known as her however her telephone was switched off. The ambulance arrived after quarter-hour and we received in him. He had additionally scattered his cash on the highway, which we picked up and handed them to him in his fingers. I requested him if he was alone within the automobile. He stated there is no such thing as a one. His face was lined in blood and his garments torn and his again was scratched. He was panicking and limping,” stated Sushil when requested about Pant’s situation after being taken out of the automobile.



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