Truck mows down 8-yr-old schoolgirl

Truck mows down 8-yr-old schoolgirl

Truck mows down 8-yr-old schoolgirl

 An eight-year-old schoolgirl was mowed down by a truck near Rajarajeshwari Nagar in Lagger on Thursday morning when she was riding pillion on her father’s motorcycle on her way to school.

Lavanya, a class 2 student at Ashwini School in LG Ramanna Extension, Laggere, was run over by a truck as it hit her father Honneshappa’s motorcycle head-on around 8 am, police said. Passersby rushed her to a nearby hospital but she died of grievous injuries. Honeshappa suffered minor injuries and was given first aid.

Meanwhile, the angry public pounced on the truck driver, Ramanna, and thrashed him. Later on, the police intervened and took him to a hospital. The truck is said to be owned by a man named Channappa and the driver is in the custody of police. A case has been registered.

Biker killed

A 22-year-old man riding pillion on his co-worker’s two-wheeler was killed when the motorcycle crashed into a road divider in Sanjaynagar in the early hours of Thursday.
Mahadeva, a native of Bidar, was riding pillion on the bike of his Naveen Kumar when they were returning home from work. Kumar could not control the vehicle and crashed it into a road divider around 1.30 am. Mahadeva fell off the vehicle and badly hurt his head, leading to excessive bleeding. He died instantly, the police said.

Mahadeva lived in Peenya Dasarahalli. Kumar, who also sustained multiple injuries, is being treated at the Baptist Hospital. The duo worked for a private company in the City. The RT Nagar traffic police have registered a case.

In another road incident, a 40-year-old security guard was mowed down by a motorcycle on Hebbal Outer Ring Road on Wednesday.

The deceased, Raju, was crossing the road when the accident occurred. He was rushed to the Baptist hospital but succumbed to injuries. The two-wheeler rider has been identified to be an Iranian national but has not been traced yet.