India’s wicketkeeper and batsman Rishabh Pant was involved in a severe car crash today (December 30), when he met with a gruesome road accident in Haridwar. As per initial reports, Pant was going to Roorkee to meet his relatives. He got into the unfortunate accident because he fell asleep at the wheel, 1km ahead of Narsan towards Roorkee. As seen in a CCTV footage, his car crashed into a divider and caught fire. Luckily, the cricketer managed to escape the car with injuries and was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital.

Later, he was shifted to Max Hospital in Dehradun. Pant is currently getting treated for his injuries at Max Hospital in Dehradun and the Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami has ordered the officials to ensure that the cricketer gets all the required help to get better.

As seen in the pictures, Pant was driving a Mercedes-Benz SUV, although it’s hard to recognize the model he was driving as the car was totalled in the crash. Rishabh Pant bought a Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV in 2017.

“Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant’s car met with an accident at around 5:30 am. 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,” DGP Ashok Kumar told the media.

“Pant met with an accident in Manglaur in Haridwar district when his car hit a divider at 5.30 am on Friday,” said Haridwar SSP Ajai Singh.

“He was rushed to Saksham hospital in nearby Rookee from where he was referred later to Max Hospital, Dehradun.”

According to ESPNcricinfo, Dr Sushil Nagar, who treated Pant in emergency, said the cricketer’s main injuries are on his “forehead and knee.”

“The first X-rays suggest there is no fracture and there are no burns on Pant’s body despite his car catching fire. Pant has two lacerative wounds on his forehead, one right above the left eye; there is a ligament tear in the knee; and abrasions on his back.

Soon after buying the SUV, Pant was seen driving the car at a speed exceeding 120 kmph on the roads of Delhi and boasted about the same on social media, facing a lot of backlash for ignoring road safety norms.

Rishabh Pant bought the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV in 2017 when he was just 19 years old. The Mercedes-Benz GLC comes with a 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine that makes 241 Bhp and 370 Nm or a 2.2 diesel engine making 168 Bhp and 400 Nm.