18YO cyclist hit by GHMC truck in Bowenpally, sustains minor injuries

Josses was cycling in the morning when the truck hit him. The vehicle dragged him for nearly two-three meters. The driver did not stop or slow down and he also ran over Josses' cycle.

By Amrutha Kosuru  Published on  5 March 2022 9:36 AM GMT
18YO cyclist hit by GHMC truck in Bowenpally, sustains minor injuries

Hyderabad: An 18-year-old boy, Josses Jude, was hit by a Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) waste-collecting truck in Bowenpally on Saturday.

Josses sustained several injuries on his hands and legs. "I don't have any serious injuries. My head was saved because I was wearing a helmet," he said. The incident took place at 6 a.m.

Nevertheless, Josses is scared of going back on the road. "It might take some time. This is the first time I was in an accident," he explained.

Josses was cycling in the morning when the truck hit him. The vehicle dragged him for nearly two-three meters. The driver did not stop or slow down and he also ran over Josses' cycle.

Another cyclist, Samrat, helped Josses and gave him first aid, and took him to the nearest hospital. "He is very young and it's sad that he had to go through this," Samrat said. He explained that since Josses was riding alone at the time of the accident, he couldn't identify the truck number.

"I was also wearing a reflecting jacket. And I am sure that the headlights of the GHMC truck were working perfectly," Josses said. "I don't know why the truck driver didn't see me. This is actually a small incident but it could have been worse," he added.

Another cyclist, Ravi Sambari, all truck drivers should undergo driving tests regularly to avoid such accidents. "Awareness programmes should be conducted and drivers should recognise that cyclists can ride on the roads as well," he said.

Meanwhile, the Bicycle Mayor of Hyderabad, Santhana Selvan, said truck drivers have to see, recognise, and notice cyclists and pedestrians as well. He added that this consciousness was missing. "We hope that the authorities take action against the GHMC truck driver and ensure that such incidents do not occur," Mr. Selvan said. He also recalled several other accidents in this year.

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