Dubai: A woman in the Indian city of Bengaluru woman ended up with 52 stitches to her head after a ‘flying’ auto driver crash landed on her. A CCTV footage that went viral, leaving social media users in splits and concerned at the same time, showed the man being catapulted on a loose cable, by a speeding vehicle that passed by.
A twitter user @tweet2kamran posted: “After Superman, a wireman comes to land on Earth…”
The woman was identified as Sunita, a hotelier in Bengaluru. According to a local news website, the woman was walking to her hotel when the accident happened.
Soon after, she was taken to hospital and suffered 52 stitches to her head due to the incident. Reportedly, her condition is now stable.
Tweep @ms_wakky tweeted: ” You are concerned about the woman, what happened to the flying auto-driver?”
Reportedly, a cable was hanging loose on the ground, and had gotten stuck in the wheel of the man’s auto-rickshaw. The driver was trying to free his auto when a speeding vehicle passed by and pulled the wire with such a great force that it led to the auto driver getting caught in the cable, and being thrown off into the air.
Talking to a news channel, Sunita said: “It all happened in a fraction of a second. Someone called my name, and I turned around to see why. The next thing I see is an auto driver flying towards me. Then he crashed into me, and I collapsed.”
As she couldn’t move on her own and waited for help, Sunita’s husband Krishnamurthy, a health inspector who was working nearby, rushed to the spot, and took her to the hospital.
A twitter user @@kaulprashantt posted: “What else in store for us in 2020.”
Sunita said the auto driver was not injured, and recovered from the shock after few minutes.
In India, overhead cables, dangling from treetops and lamp posts, pose a severe threat to the commuters in the commercial and residential areas. Under pressure, after this incident, authorities in the city have kick-started a drive against illegal optical fibre cables of telecom and internet service providers, say reports.