Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)
Mangaluru, Jul 22: In a scary incident that occurred at Adyar, on the outskirts of the city, the driver of a bus that was carrying full capacity passengers, fell on the steering wheel as he got suffered low blood pressure (BP). Fortunately, no damage was done as the driver managed to stop the bus right in front of a college’s gate.
Safe Way Travels is the private bus which operates between Puttur to State Bank in Mangaluru. As it was reaching Adyar, the driver, Santhosh, of the bus felt hazy and drowsy and stopped the bus immediately in front of the gate of Sahyadri College beside the highway.
The bus was filled with passengers with people standing on footboard. As the driver fell down after stopping the bus, the passengers of the bus screamed out of fear. However, Santhosh showed great presence of mind even though he was in distress and applied breaks immediately and also pressed the stop button. Even a second of delay would have caused a major disaster.
Driver Santhosh is working in the same bus since a year. The bus was also running on quite high speed. Because of Santhosh’s presence of mind, a tragedy was averted says Shekhar, conductor of the bus.