Overspeeding of the tourist bus caused the deadly accident. At Vadakkancherry in Palakkad district. The final report states by the Motor Vehicle Department.
The report prepares after examining the CCTV camera footage. Also talking to the persons injured in the accident. And those involved in the rescue operations.
The probe couldn’t corroborate claims. That the accident resulted from the sudden braking by the KSRTC bus. Which was rammed by the tourist bus from the rear.
At the time of the accident, the tourist bus was moving at a speed of 97.7 km per hour. But the average speed from the trip’s start was 84.2 km/hour.
Nine people, including students, lost their lives in the accident. That occurred in the early hours of Thursday. The tourist bus was carrying students of Mulanthuruthy-based Mar Baselios Vidyanikethan.
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The Regional Transport Officer (RTO), investigated the accident. And submitted his final report to the Transport Commissioner. Recommended educational institutions to strictly inform the Motor Vehicle Department (MVD). Before the tour and get the vehicle inspected.
The RTO has handed over to the Palakkad District Collector a slew of recommendations. To minimize the accidents on Valayar- Vadakkancherry Road.
Main Points of Suggestions Include:
• Closing unnecessary gaps on the divider. Which accessed by pedestrians and motorists.
• Adequate lighting at many points on the road. The inhabited areas must reviewed and street lights must erected.
• Caution reflectors must installed near the dividers, median, and culvert parapets. Thirty-seven such points have been identified.