Motorist killed after lorry knocks him down near KIA

Motorist killed after lorry knocks him down near KIA

A motorist was killed after a lorry knocked down his vehicle on the International Airport Road in Devanahalli, Northeast Bengaluru, in the wee hours of Friday.

The victim, Manjunath (30), a native of Chikkaballapura, is agriculturist. He was into water tanker business, the police said.

According to the police, the accident happened around 1 am near Lalgondanahalli when Manjunath was moving towards Devanahalli from Chikkaballapura to meet his relatives.

When he was near Lalgondanahalli, the lorry that he was following closely suddenly veered to the left and the tail end of the lorry knocked down his bike causing him to fall. He was not wearing a helmet, the police said.

A few passersby called an ambulance and informed the police. He was shifted to Columbia Asia Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries in the morning, the police said.

The Devanahalli traffic police seized the lorry and arrested Thangavelu, the lorry driver.

A case of accidental death due to rash and negligent driving has been registered, and the police are further investigating.