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Two techies killed in ghastly car-truck collision

Bellie Thomas, Bengaluru, DH News Service, Jan 3 2018, 13:51 IST
Eyewitnesses told police, the car was over-speeding and trying to overtake other vehicles when it collided with the rear of the truck moving in the same direction. DH Photo

Eyewitnesses told police, the car was over-speeding and trying to overtake other vehicles when it collided with the rear of the truck moving in the same direction. DH Photo

In a ghastly road accident, two software engineers were killed on the spot when the car they were driving in, collided with a 10-wheeler truck in Kengeri on Wednesday morning.

Eyewitnesses told police, the car was over-speeding and trying to overtake other vehicles when it collided with the rear of the truck moving in the same direction.

The driver of the truck told the police it was foggy during the time the accident occurred.

The deceased are Prashanth Gopalakrishna (27), a resident of K N Extension in Yeshwanthpura and Akshay Kumar B K (25), a resident of Kadabagere, the police said.

Prashanth worked as a senior software engineer in Altis Source Business Pvt Limited in Domlur and Akshay was a techie at First Source, the police said.

The accident occurred around 6 am on the NICE road stretch in Kengeri near a bridge where Vrishabhavathi river flows underneath.

The Tata Indica car bearing registration number KA-05-ME-1798, coming from Tumakuru entered the NICE Road from Magadi toll booth and was heading towards Hosur side, the police said.

The impact of the accident was such that the entire frontage of the car was mangled, killing the techies instantly.

Prashanth, the driver and Akshay, both believed to be friends, sustained head injuries and had to be extricated with great difficulty from the mangled remains of the car.

"Both the victims were not wearing seat belts and there were no security features in the car such as airbags that could have saved their lives," said a senior police officer.

Their bodies were shifted to Rajarajeshwari Hospital on Mysore road after which the police informed their families.

Kengeri traffic police have detained the truck driver, Mohammed Ali and seized the truck.

"As the car was over-speeding and collided with the truck from the rear, the truck driver cannot be held responsible for the accident," a senior police officer said.

Kengeri traffic police have registered a case of accidental death due to negligence and are investigating further.

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