BAREILLY: A young couple with a little child on their way to Haldwani from Budaun on a bike were hit by a speeding vehicle from the opposite direction at Bahedi in Bareilly district on Thursday.
The child had a narrow escape while his parents lay on the busy Bareilly-Nainital highway – bleeding profusely – for 25 minutes even as passersby took turns to make videos, instead of rushing them to a nearby hospital or attending to the kid.
A video of the incident, which occurred at 6pm near Bahedi Bypass, went viral on social networking sites and police finally rushed to the spot to shift the injured couple to a medical facility. Their condition is said to be critical.
It all happened when Durgesh Kumar, 26, his wife Santoshi and their one-year old son were coming from Bareilly side and a vehicle hit their bike. The bike lost its balance and crashed into a truck parked along the highway. Durgesh and his wife suffered severe injuries.
In the purported video, a person can be seen asking the injured couple to inform their family while in another clip, someone is heard asking them to call the cops. However, no one bothered to make any arrangement to send them to the hospital. They were left unattended.
A police team later took the couple to the community health centre and informed their family in Budaun, and then shifted them to a private hospital. They are both in the ICU and the husband is seriously hurt, Bahedi SHO Geetesh Kapil said.
“There were several onlookers who only filmed videos. Later, a dial 112 team arrived and took them to hospital. The victims were bleeding profusely on the highway and things could have been different if the passersby instead of making videos or asking the injured to do something, had done something themselves, or at least taken them to any nearby health facility. Now, both of them are critical,” ASP (Rural) RajKumar Agarwal told TOI on Friday.
It all happened when Durgesh Kumar, 26, his wife Santoshi and their one-year old son were coming from Bareilly side and a vehicle hit their bike. The bike lost its balance and crashed into a truck parked along the highway. Durgesh and his wife suffered severe injuries