Indian cricket team’s wicketkeeper and batsman Rishabh Pant met with an accident after his car hit the divider near Manglore police station in Roorkee on Friday morning. Pant suffered injuries in leg and head and is being moved to a private hospital in Dehradun for treatment.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Haridwar, Mr. Ajay Singh told The Hindu that Pant was driving a Mercedes Benz car that hit the divider and caught fire. The accident took place around 5.30 am.
“It was miraculous escape as he managed to get out of the car on his own as the window panes of the vehicle were smashed after hitting the divider. Some passer-by held him and police rushed at the spot,” said the SSP.
The car caught fire in minutes after the accident, said the official.
“He was initially moved to a hospital in Roorkee for first aid. He is being moved to a hospital in Dehradun,” a release from the Chief Minister office says.
Sources in police said that Pant’s car was at a very high speed at the time of hitting the divider while some says that the accident happened due to heavy fog on the highway. He was travelling alone. He was on his way to his home, in Roorkee, from Delhi.