Rishabh Pant Accident: Dehradun Police Revealed Shocking Details
The police have revealed that Rishabh Pant took the blame for the car accident, saying that the cricketer admitted he “dozed off” while driving and, consequently, this mishap took place.
Rishabh Pant Accident: Indian wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant suffered a horrific car accident on Friday morning near his hometown of Roorkee in Uttarakhand, and was rushed to the near local hospital.
While driving his Mercedes to New Delhi alone, Pant’s car caught fire after colliding into a divider on National Highway 58 in the Haridwar district.
The tragedy happened in the early hours of Friday (December 30) between Manglaur and Narsan in the Haridwar district. The 25-year-old was given primary treatment at the Roorkee Civil Hospital before he was transferred to the Max Hospital in Dehradun.
What did the police say about Rishabh Pant's accident?
The police have revealed that Rishabh Pant took the blame for the accident, saying that the cricketer admitted he “dozed off” while driving and, consequently, this mishap took place.
“Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant’s car met with an accident at around 5:30 am,” Director General of Uttarakhand Police, Ashok Kumar, was quoted as saying by NDTV. “The incident took place at Mohammedpur Jat near Roorkee. According to what Pant said, he dozed off while driving and as a result the car collided with the divider and caught fire. He was moved to the Roorkee hospital from where he has now been shifted to Dehradun.”
It has been learned that after the car caught fire, Pant had the presence of mind to himself break the windscreen of the car and escape out.
Rishabh Pant accident: What injuries did Rishabh Pant sustain?
According to Dr Sushil Nagar who led the emergency treatment, Rishabh Pant has lacerative wounds on his forehead, one right above the left eye; there is a ligament tear in his knee; and abrasions on his back. The only positive news is that the first X-rays suggest there is no fracture and there are no burns on Pant’s body despite his car catching fire.
VVS Laxman, the head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, said that thankfully the cricketer is “out of danger”.
“Praying for Rishabh Pant. Thankfully he is out of danger. Wishing @RishabhPant17 a very speedy recovery. Get well soon Champ,” Laxman tweeted.
Praying for Rishabh Pant. Thankfully he is out of danger. Wishing @RishabhPant17 a very speedy recovery. Get well soon Champ.— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 30, 2022
Rishabh Pant recently helped India win the Test series in Bangladesh. Pant was not picked up for the upcoming ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka, starting January 3. Instead, Pant was told by the management to report to the NCA for Strength & Conditioning work at the NCA ahead of the Test series against Australia scheduled to begin on February 9.