The motor inspector’s report said that the fault did not lie with the MTC bus
After Wednesday’s bus accident on Gemini flyover, the police have secured some call details from the driver’s phone and are trying to determine if the driver was talking on the phone at the time of the accident.
“We sought help from the Cyber Crime Cell to find if the driver was talking on his cellphone when the accident happened. They submitted the details last evening. However, we need some clarification and have asked for more information,” said Elango, assistant commissioner of police, traffic investigation.
According to the call details received so far, the driver received a call at 1.23 p.m. and the call duration was seven seconds, said a police source. It was traced to a tower near Narayana Mudali Street in Broadway, he said.
The driver received the next call only at 2.07 p.m. and both calls were incoming, the source said. He said that they were trying to trace the call made to the control room to determine the exact time of the accident.
The motor inspector’s report submitted after Thursday’s inspection said that the fault did not lie with the MTC bus as it had no mechanical faults which could have led to the accident, said Mr. Elango.
The driver of the bus has been booked under Sections 279 (rash and negligent driving), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others).
While no charges were framed against the conductor, who according to Prem Kumar, General Manager of MTC, was issuing tickets at the time of the accident, strict disciplinary action will be taken against the driver.
Keywords: Gemini flyover accident case