Shimla: Famous Indian Cricketer Rishabh Pant was seriously injured in a road accident while driving home from Delhi to Roorkee. His BMW met an accident at Narsan, Haridwar district, about 90kms from Dehradun.
The star wicketkeeper batsman was alone in the car when his Mercedes GLE car hit the divider railings on the Delhi-Haridwar highway at around 5.30am. The car then turned a few times before it caught fire, according to police.
“Hearing a loud sound of the accident, nearby villagers along with the local cops, rushed to the spot and pulled him out of the car. He was then rushed to a nearby hospital from where he was referred to a major hospital in Dehradun,” said Swapn Kishor Singh, superintendent of police, Haridwar (rural), who was among the cops who rushed to the spot.
Another police officer, privy to the accident while informing about the possible reason behind the accident, told TOI requesting anonymity said that, “It is likely that Pant fell asleep while driving because there was no fog on the road which could have affected the visibility. He has a cut on his left eyebrow and a ligament injury on his right knee apart from having bruises on his back.”
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“The charred car has been taken away for further investigation. It is not known whether the airbags had opened or not because nothing is left inside to verify that. A probe is on,” said the officer.