Accident causes gridlock in Ulsoor

Accident causes gridlock in Ulsoor

The death of a 41-year-old motorcyclist in a road accident near Murphy Town in Ulsoor here on Sunday evening caused traffic gridlock on the busy stretch for a while and angered the residents.

Krishna M of Amruthahalli was proceeding towards Ulsoor Lake when his motorcycle smashed into the two-wheeler of R Jayaram, who was coming from the opposite direction, at Thamarai Kannan Road Circle around 8.30 pm, eyewitnesses said.

Speeding bike
Krishna who was apparently speeding tried to jump the signal that suddenly turned red. But when he tried to go across, his vehicle crashed into that of Jayaram who was turning right towards Adarsha Theatre.

Krishna collapsed and so did Jayaram and the pillion rider, George. Krishna suffered grievous head injuries and Jayaram got his left leg wounded. George’s left leg was fractured.

“I can just recall that (Krishna’s) vehicle struck mine and we collapsed. I felt giddy and was taken to the hospital. I don’t know what happened to Krishna after that,” Jayaram told Deccan Herald.

Residents alleged that Krishna lay unattended on the road as the ambulance arrived late. The mishap caused traffic jam and infuriated the residents who said that the road had become an “accident zone”.

Difficult drive
Sathish Kumar P B, a resident, said that the thoroughfare had become a “nightmare”. “There are no humps here and the traffic policemen are good for nothing. That's why, rash motorists have a field day. They indulge in wheeling and don’t even let us sleep. Schoolchildren cannot cross the road easily,” he said.

Residents say it was the second fatal accident in about a fortnight. On New Year’s night, a deadly mishap had occurred. Police say erecting humps is difficult as the road is signalled. “If we put speed-breakers, it will create many problems,” they said.

Krishna’s body has been taken to the Bowring Hospital for the post-mortem. Jayaram has been discharged and George is being treated at the Hosmat Hospital. Ulsoor traffic police have booked a case.

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