Container truck hits bus, injures 17
VELLORE: Seventeen people suffered injuries when a container truck collided with a Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation bus on a bridge at Madhanur on the Chennai-Bangalore National Highway in the early hours of Wednesday.
The bus was going Tirupattur from Vellore while the truck was heading towards Vellore.
When the truck was moving on the bridge around 3.30am, one of its front tyres burst. The driver, Zaheer Khan of Rajasthan, lost control of the vehicle.
The truck hit the median and crossed over to the opposite lane. It rammed the bus and hit the parapet of the bridge.
Fourteen passengers, the drivers of both the vehicles and the bus conductor were injured.
While 11 of them were admitted to Government Vellore Medical College Hospital, six were treated as outpatients.