In big cities every day many road accidents take place. Some of these accidents are fatal. Generally the cyclists and the motor cyclists are injured seriously in these accidents. Pedestrains are also killed in these accidents. The main cause of accidents is rash driving and crowded roads. The bus and truck drivers are responsible for a large number of accidents due to their driving.
Accidents are also very common in Lahore which is a very crowded city. In Lahore we find heavy traffic on the roads during the peak hours of the day. Cars scooters cycles vans all try to overtake one another. The drivers of these vehicles do not observe the traffic rules while driving which cause the road accidents.
In Lahore most of the accidents occur at the peak hours. The reckless drivers do not care for the lives of the people and take a sudden turn sometime killing innocent pedestrians. Sometimes the people also do not see before crossing the roads and they face fatal accidents. Although the police authorities have posted traffic policemen on all important road crossings but the accidents are always on the increase.
In Lahore the auto rickshaw drivers are also responsible for many accidents. They neither drive carefully for many accidents. They neither drive carefully nor observe the traffic rules. They drive at a great speed even through small lanes. Sometimes they turn turtle injuring the passengers traveling in their vehicles. In reality observance of rules is very essential for curbing the incidence of road accidents.
Many young students and other young men drive their motor cycles at great speed. They also do not wear crash helmets. Thus sometimes they meet their death on the road side.
Last Sunday I saw a very tragic accident on the Lower Mall near secretariat stop. It was 8:00 pm. There was a great rush of cars buses bicycles scooters motor cycles and rickshaws. The traffic lights were out of order. Every vehicle was in a hurry to overtake the other.
At this moment I heard a big crash and loud noise. A heavily loaded truck had collided with a fast running model town bus. Two motor cyclists had also been hit by the truck before it crashed into the Model Town bus. In reality all happened in a fleeting moment so that no body could understand as how it had happened.
All the traffic on the busy road came to a standstill and people rushed to rescue the passengers of the bus which had over turned. The motor cyclists were lying unconscious on the road. The driver of the truck had also been injured and his truck had been damaged badly. Many passengers of the bus sustained serious injured.
Police was informed. The injured people were rushed to the hospital. Three persons died on the spot. One of them was traveling in the Model Town bus. The other two were the drivers of the motorcycles who had suffered serious head injuries.
The traffic police was also informed by wireless. They arrested the driver of the truck who was dead drunk. The police also began investigations regarding the cause of the accident. They took the statements of many persons. Thus we see that the fault of one drunken driver caused three deaths and injuries to many persons.