We cannot ignore the fact that road safety isn’t the best in our country. Its state is quite the opposite. Cases like overspeeding, helmetless riding, and driving on the wrong side happen every minute and accidents occur every day. Even though the government has imposed strict rules and stricter fines on traffic violations, some just won’t learn.
According to a report by India Today, a car carrying 5 people fell into a river after it tried to avoid a collision with an autorickshaw coming in full speed in its direction. The incident occurred in Orchha town of Madhya Pradesh’s Niwari district at a narrow bridge over a river.
A CCTV footage of the incident shows how after falling into the river, two men climbed outside the car and pulled out a child. To save the baby from drowning, the man tried throwing the child in the hands of people standing on the bridge. However, people were unable to catch the child and one of them jumped into the river to save him.
Meanwhile, the autorickshaw fled the spot. Watch the video here:
#WATCH Madhya Pradesh: A car carrying 5 people lost its balance, while trying to avoid hitting an autorickshaw, and fell into a river in Orchha town of Niwari district today. All the five occupants of the car were later rescued and sent to a hospital. (Source: CCTV footage) pic.twitter.com/TF8uTDBmWG
— ANI (@ANI) October 28, 2019
While the scary video had netizens thanking the people for protecting the child’s life, many pointed out how the collision could have been avoided if either one of them hadn’t driven on the wrong side.
Good to see quick action from the public to save lives. Humanity prevails. ..🆒️
— Vina (@Vnarocks) October 28, 2019
Good to see people approaching to help instead of making videos
— Arunaksh Bhandari (@imarunaksh) October 28, 2019
So sad to see the mean autodriver ran away with auto full of people,who can helpout to save these 5 accident victims!!!!!!
Great to see lots of samaritans helping them out!!!!!!!!!
Good people around!!
— ENAO (@ENAO2) October 28, 2019
The guy thrown the child, lucky he didn't fall short of height, else the child could have hit the wall there. It's too tough to act sensibly in situations like this.
— #lookingforjob🇮🇳 (@kaleAadi) October 28, 2019
The child and the other car passengers suffered minor injuries and were later rushed to the hospital. They were lucky to have survived, but the accident could have been avoided altogether if basic road safety rules were followed.