Bus driver Santosh Shimikar found himself in a very precarious position in Mumbai, on a speeding Maruti Suzuki Swift’s bonnet. How, and why did he get there? Two words, road rage.
The bus driver wasn’t the one whose rage exploded in such dramatic fashion. Rather, the driver of the Maruti Swift, Abdul Rashid Ansari, simply lost his cool. Here’s how it all panned out. Before that, watch the chilling footage of the speeding Swift with the bus driver hanging onto dear life.
The incident started with a fight between Volvo bus driver by Santosh Shimikar and Maruti Swift driver Abdul Rashid Ansari following an minor incident on the road. The ensuing fracas resulted in Abdul Rashid Ansari exploding, and the man went on to vent his anger on the Volvo bus’ windshield with a cricket bat.
After smashing the Volvo bus’ windshield, Ansari tried to scoot off. The driver of the bus, Shimikar, would have none of it. He climbed onto the bonnet of the Swift, in a bid to stop Ansari from getting away. An uncaring Ansari just gunned the Swift, leaving Shimikar perched onto the bonnet of the Maruti Swift for nearly 300 meters, before falling off.
A policeman manning the traffic junction and a woman passerby who alerted the cop tried to wave down the car, but to no avail. The bus driver was left with injuries to his head and legs, but has fortunately survived to tell the tale. The entire incident was caught on CCTV, which helped the Mumbai police track down the driver of the Swift, who was arrested. Moral of the story? Road rage can kill. When on the road, leave your ego behind.
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