Three killed in accidents

Three killed in accidents

BMTC bus triggers series of collision, claims motorcyclists life

Three killed in accidents

The BMTC bus which triggered collision on Nrupathunga Road in the City on Monday. K V Narayanaswamy (inset) was killed in the accident. DH photo

A motorcyclist was killed on the spot while four others sustained injuries in series of collisions triggered by a BMTC bus following brake failure, in Halasuru Gate Traffic Police limits. Police have given the name of deceased as K V Narayanaswamy (42), a resident of RMV second stage in Ashwathnagar and an employee at General Post Office.

The BMTC bus was proceeding from Majestic to Kadugodi and the brake failed near ACMM court complex on Nrupathunga road. Meanwhile, vehicles had stopped on the road as red signal was on at Police Corner Circle. The driver lost control over the vehicle and rammed the bus into a jeep, which in turn knocked down four bikes in front of it. Narayanaswamy fell down from his two-wheeler and was killed on the spot. M Nagaraj and Janardhan of Nandini Layout, Murthy Prasad of Kantheeravanagar and Byre Gowda of Konanakunte sustained injuries and are stated to be out of danger.

The presence of mind on the part of the BMTC driver to veer the bus onto a footpath towards his left averted a major mishap. It would have cost more lives had the bus continued to proceed on the road, police said. Driver Mani has been taken into custody. The police immediately cleared the spot and facilitated smooth traffic flow.

Rider killed

A motorcyclist was killed as a tempo rammed into his two-wheeler on Begur Road on Sunday night. The rider, S M Nandeesh (26), a resident of Bilkehalli succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital. The accident occurred as a rashly driven tempo proceeding towards Bommanahalli rammed into the bike near Hongasandra, Madivala police said. The driver fled the spot soon after the accident. Pillion rider G Sathya (22) was rushed to a nearby hospital and is out of danger.

Nandeesh was a native of Maddur taluk in Mandya district whereas Sathya is from Hongasandra. They were returning from their automobile spare parts shop in Bommanahalli. The body was handed over to his parents after a post mortem at Victoria Hospital.

Techie knocked off

A techie was killed on the spot as a four-wheeler rammed into his motorbike on Suranjan Das Road near ADE on Sunday late night. Indiranagar traffic police have given the name of the deceased as Tyagarajan (31), an employee of Mobility Info Tech and a resident of Vijinapura, ITI Layout. Tygarajan was returning home when a four-wheeler rammed into his motorbike from the opposite direction around 12.30 am. Tyagarajan is married and is survived by two children - a 3-year-old and one-month-old kid, said the police.