Rishabh Pant Reportedly Admitted That He Dozed Off While Driving: Reports

Updated - 30 Dec 2022, 01:50 PM

Rishabh Pant Accident
Rishabh Pant Accident. Image Credits: Twitter

India cricketer Rishabh Pant has admitted that he dozed off, causing the accident while returning to his hometown of Roorkee in the early hours of Friday.

According to CNN News 18, the famous cricketer admitted to being careless behind the wheel even though horrifying footage of his car hitting the divider and rolling over has already circulated. Other terrifying images of the car engulfed in flames have also emerged, proving it was a close call with death.

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Rishabh Pant Car Accident Video
Rishabh Pant Car Accident Video

He was brought to the community hospital, where he received first assistance, as reported by the local police. When he arrived at the Max Hospital in Dehradun, he was told that he was no longer in danger. The BCCI is apparently in contact with that specific hospital.

Additionally, according to medical professionals, the cricket player has no internal or fracture injuries that could have harmed his career.

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Rishabh Pant (PC-Getty Images)
Rishabh Pant (PC-Getty Images)

Additionally, his parents have not yet arrived at the hospital. Nevertheless, a number of teams from the local government and the police force are camped out at the Max Hospital, and some of them are speaking with Pant to find out how this collision occurred.

Rishabh Pant was visiting Roorkee to surprise his mother:

As was already mentioned, Pant had acknowledged that he had indeed dozed off before the car hit the divider and flipped over. After that, it caught fire, forcing the cricketer to smash the windshield in order to escape. This morning at around 5:30 AM, a crash took place in the Roorkee neighbourhood of the Narsan border, close to Hammadpur Jhal.

“According to what Pant said, he dozed off while driving and as a result, the car collided with the divider and caught fire,” said DGP Ashok Kumar while addressing the media

According to a Network 18 reporter, Pant was at Roorkee to surprise his mother. Pant generally stays at his home in Gurugram, but he wanted to surprise his mother for the New Year because she was in Roorkee.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. Pic Credits: Twitter.

Pushkar Singh Dhami, the chief minister of Uttarakhand, claimed that his state will pay for Pant’s medical care entirely.

Dhami contacted the authorities to inquire about the cricketer’s condition and to request that they make the necessary arrangements for his care.

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