Hassan accident a result of human error

A day after seven individuals lost their life in an accident involving a Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus near Karekere Agricultural College, 19km from Hassan on NH-75, authorities of the transport body have announced that the tragedy was the consequence of human error.

The remaning passengers of the bus are undergoing treatment at hospitals in Hassan, Mangaluru and Bengaluru.

A senior KSRTC officer said that the officials had collected information from the site of the accident, besides speaking to the passengers and analyzing data from the Vehicle Traffic Management System. “We suspected that either the driver was feeling drowsy, or lost control of the bus. Since both the driver and conductor have passed away, we cannot verify this. Bu, our conclusion is that the accident was the result of a human error.”