Speeding bus knocks down man at Ponda

Tukaram Fati Naik, a 60-year-old-resident of Ambeshi-Kunkoliem in Ponda, was knocked down by a passenger bus on the Kunkoliem-Mangueshi road on Friday afternoon. The senior citizen has been admitted to the Goa Medical College (GMC) and hospital, Bambolim and police said his condition was critical.

According to Ponda police, Naik was walking along the road when a speeding passenger bus knocked him down on its way to Ponda.

Naik sustained severe injuries and was rushed to the GMC in critical condition.

The Ponda police have registered the accident under section 279 (rash and negligent driving) and 338 (causing grievous hurt) of Indian Penal Code (IPC). The police have seized the bus responsible for the accident, however, the bus driver, Sandeep (full name not known) was not detain till late on Friday. [TOI]