Goods vehicle runs over toddler

Four people, including a one-and-a-half-year-old boy, have been killed in separate accidents in the City since Wednesday evening.

A goods vehicle mowed down a toddler, Lakshmikanth, in front of his house at Kalkere on Thursday morning. His parents, natives of Andhra Pradesh, work as labourers at an under-construction building at Kalkere. The family lives in a makeshift shed on the construction site. The boy was playing in front of the shed when the speeding goods vehicle ran him over, killing him on the spot. The driver abandoned the vehicle and fled, KR Puram traffic police said.

Auto driver killed

A goods auto driver was killed early Thursday morning on KG Road after he lost control over the vehicle and came under it as it toppled.

Sudhakar, 24, was on his way to a star hotel to collect garbage, along with his cleaner and helper Arun. Arun told the police that the toolbox fell off the autorickshaw and Sudhakar, who tried to pick it up while driving, lost control of the vehicle which toppled. While Sudhakar sustained a severe head injury, Arun escaped with bruises. Both were rushed to Victoria Hospital where Sudhakar died hours later.

Bike rider falls to death

A bike rider crashed his vehicle into the parapet of Hebbal flyover and fell to his death 30 feet below, early Thursday morning. Joseph Gerald, 23, died of head injuries at M S Ramaiah Hospital and his friend Sunil Subramanya, 24, who was riding pillion, suffered serious injuries.

Gerald, a resident of Chikkabanavara, and Subramanya were working at a private company near Shanthinagar. Subramanya had joined the firm just four days ago. The two were on their way to Mattikere to wish a friend on his birthday at midnight when the accident occurred.

Police said Gerald was overspeeding and rammed his bike into the flyover wall. While Gerald fell down on the road central median, Subramanya  landed on a garbage heap. Both were rushed to hospital where Gerald died early Thursday morning. Subramanya’s condition is said to be critical.

Doctors at the M S Ramaiah Hospital, who conducted an autopsy on Gerald’s body, said he might have been under the influence of some narcotic substance.

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