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Rishabh Pant accident: CCTV captures moment when cricketer's speeding Mercedes crashed into divider

Cricketer was alone in car; broke windscreen to come out of vehicle, says Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Jasleen Kaur -- December 30th 2022 01:02 PM -- Updated: December 30th 2022 03:43 PM
Rishabh Pant accident: CCTV captures moment when cricketer's speeding Mercedes crashed into divider

Rishabh Pant accident: CCTV captures moment when cricketer's speeding Mercedes crashed into divider

Mohali, December 30:  It was a bad start to the day with the news of a serious car crash of cricketer Rishabh Pant. His Mercedes crashed into a divider and caught fire. Probably, the cricketer must have dozed off while driving. The entire incident has been captured on camera. 

The CCTV footage from the site showed how Rishabh Pant's speeding Mercedes hit the divider on Delhi-Dehradun highway Friday morning at 5:30 am. He was on his way home to Roorkee when the accident took place. He suffered burn injuries on his head, back and feet.



DGP, Uttarakhand, Police, Ashok Kumar, said the cricketer was alone in the car. He broke the windscreen to come out of the vehicle. “According to what Pant said, he dozed off while driving and as a result the car collided with the divider and caught fire," DGP Ashok Kumar was reported as telling this to the media.


Rishabh Pant's car collided with a divider on Narsan border of Roorkee near Hammadpur Jhal in Uttarakhand. The cricketer has been admitted to a hospital in Dehradun with injuries on his back, forehead and leg.

According to Haridwar (Rural) SP SK Singh, the accident took place while the cricketer was on his way to Roorkee from Delhi, and his car collided with the divider on the Narsan border of Roorkee near Hammadpur Jhal.

"He was going to Roorkee to meet his relatives. The accident happened because he fell asleep at the wheel a kilometre ahead of Narsan towards Roorkee," SK Singh told ANI.

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Pant's condition is stable according to the hospital authorities.

"Cricketer Rishabh Pant is under the observation of orthopedics and plastic surgeons. His condition is stable. A detailed medical bulletin will be released once he's examined. Thereafter, we'll take the next steps," said Dr Ashish Yagnik, Max Hospital, Dehradun.

Pant was alone in the car when he met with the accident on the Delhi-Dehradun highway. According to photographs from the site, the car was seen in a badly burnt condition.

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, who is in Kolkata, wished the cricketer a speedy recovery and that the state would extend all possible support to him, including the facility of an air ambulance if required.

Wicket-keeper and batter Pant has represented India in 33 Test matches scoring 2271 runs at an average of 43.67 with five Test tons to his name with his highest score being 159 not out. Pant has 119 catches and 14 stumpings to his name.

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In ODIs, he has 865 runs to his name in 30 matches at an average of 34.60 with five half-centuries and one ton with a strike rate of 106.65. With the gloves, Pant has 26 catches and one stumping to his name.

In 66 T20I the wicket-keeper batter has scored 987 runs with three half-centuries to his name at an average of 22.43 with a strike rate of 126.37. 

- ANI

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