Rishab Pant accident: Haryana Govt felicitates bus driver and conductor on Republic Day

The gruesome road accident of Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant did send some shockwaves around the country, in which he got saved miraculously by a Haryana Roadways bus driver and conductor just at the right time. Showcasing a fine example of humanity and promptness in a road accident, both the bus driver and conductor have been awarded by the chief minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar.

The bus driver, Sushil Kumar, and the conductor who was along with him, Paramjit, were awarded by Haryana CM during the Republic Day celebrations by Haryana Government in Chandigarh. Both Sushil Kumar and Paramjot were awarded for being good Samaritans when Rishabh Pant met with an accident near Roorkee in the early morning of December 30th.

Rishab Pant accident: Haryana Govt felicitates bus driver and conductor on Republic Day

The event progressed with the jawans of Haryana Police performing a parade on motorcycles, after which the award ceremony took place. Both Sushil Kumar and Paramjit were awarded by the Haryana CM, who was the chief guest of the Republic day celebrations in Chandigarh. After the award ceremony, the Haryana CM was seen riding on a motorcycle and greeting the children who had come to see the celebrations.

Rishabh Pant’s accident happened in the wee hours

Rishab Pant accident: Haryana Govt felicitates bus driver and conductor on Republic Day

Around 5:30 am on December 30th, Rishabh Pant was on his way to his hometown in Dehradun from New Delhi to pay a surprise visit to his family residing in Dehradun. However, the cricketer lost control of the Mercedes-AMG GLE SUV which he was driving himself at a very high speed. Due to this, the vehicle overturned a couple of times after hitting a divider at the Narsan border near Hammadpur Jhal in Roorkee on the Delhi-Dehradun highway.

After overturning, the SUV burnt down to ashes. However, Pant managed to come out miraculously with the help of Sushil Kumar and Paramjit, who were driving a bus from Dehradun to Delhi in the opposite lane of the highway at that time. Both Kumar and Paramjit saw the vehicle meeting with an accident, after which they stopped the bus and rushed to help Pant to come out of the SUV.

Soon after the accident, Rishabh Pant was rushed to a nearby hospital by Sushil Kumar and Paramjit, where the cricketer was given emergency treatment. The 25-year-old cricketer suffered from injuries to his leg, forehead and back and is on his path to recovery while being treated at a hospital in Mumbai.

Due to continous driving, which requires a lot of attention on the road, it is natural to feel tired. However, what’s more, important to do is to keep note of that fatigue and take a break for some rest or energy drink before completely falling asleep. This way, one can avoid bigger damage which can lead to an accident, which can not only be fatal for that particular vehicle driver but also for other motorists driving around him.

Shantonil Nag

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