A 26-year-old man escaped with injuries after the car he was driving was crushed between a truck and a bus in a major accident on Ring Road near north Delhi’s Pitampura area on Saturday. The truck crashed into the Haryana Roadways bus after its brakes failed, and Puneet Jain’s Baleno car was sandwiched between the two vehicles, the Hindustan Times reported.

As many as seven other people were also injured in the accident, which took place around 3 pm, Aslam Khan, deputy commissioner of police (north-west), said. He said a tempo and some scooters and motorcycles were also damaged. The accidents caused a major traffic jam in the area.

All eight injured were admitted to hospital, of which two have been discharged. Jain remains in hospital.

“These vehicles were moving down the slope because of which their momentum was high,” Khan said. The truck driver has been identified as Pushpender, a resident of Kannauj in Uttar Pradesh. He escaped, but the police have detained his helper Vinay Kumar Singh.

Khan said the truck was heavily loaded with metal sheets, which were being transported from Mundka area to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.