Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tej Pratap Yadav on Friday escaped major injuries when his car driven by his driver collided with another car in Patna sending all the occupants of both cars to the hospital.
The accident took place near Gate #2 of the Eco Park around 1:30 pm when the elder son of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi was on his way from his home to the party office on Birchand Patel Marg.
Eyewitnesses said both cars were moving way above the posted speed limit and going by the damage to both cars, it appeared Yadav's Hyundai SUV side-swiped a Maruti Suzuki SUV with only the driver in it.
The impact was so strong that the air bags of both vehicles inflated likely saving the lives of all the occupants.
There were two other men in Yadav's car. While all three in his vehicle were rushed to the nearby Paras Hospital, the driver of the other car who also suffered serious injuries was taken to another hospital.
Yadav complained of injuries in his arm, leg, and neck, and after being checked up by the doctors for nearly two hours, he was allowed to leave.
Other victims were also allowed to leave the hospital after the doctors administered first aid to them.
Police are investigating the case to determine who was at fault for the accident. No report was Both cars were impounded and towed to the Gandhi Maidan police station.
After hearing the news of the accident, several RJD leaders including Tejaswi Yadav's sister Misa Bharti and RJD state president Ramchandra Purvey arrived at the hospital to enquire about the condition of the former Bihar Health Minister.
Later, Yadav's mother and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi also visited him at his official residence.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS