Student riding pillion with friend dies in crash

Student riding pillion with friend dies in crash

Student riding pillion with friend dies in crash

A student died after the motorbike he was riding pillion crashed into a compound wall near Cantonment Railway Station early Tuesday morning.

The police identified the victim as Arun, 22, a native of Kolar and student of animation technology at a private college in the City.

The accident occurred at around 5 am, when Arun and his roommate Chidananda, 23, an MTech student, were riding home after having snacks at an eatery in Bamboo Bazaar.
According to the police, both were staying together in a rented house in RT Nagar. They were preparing for their upcoming exams and used to study till early morning. Every day at around 5 am, they used to go out for snacks.

One-way traffic
Chidananda, who was riding the bike, entered a one-way road. While trying to avoid the oncoming vehicles, he lost control over his bike, rode over a pavement and crashed into the wall, the police said.

Arun, who was tossed in the air, fell hard to the ground and suffered severe head injuries. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was declared brought dead. Chidananda escaped with minor injuries, said the High Grounds traffic police, who have registered a case.

KPTCL workers injured
Two persons were grievously injured after suffering from electric shocks while erecting an electricity pole, which touched a high-tension wire near Chikkabanavara under Soladevanahalli police limits on Tuesday evening.

According to the police, Krishnappa, 42, and Nagaraj, 28, both residents of Nelamangala, were working as labourers for Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL) contractor Venkatesh.

On Tuesday evening, they were trying to erect the electricity pole. The tip of the pole touched a high tension wire, resulting in the accident. Both of them suffered injuries as they were holding the electricity pole.

The victims collapsed and the other workers shifted them to a nearby private hospital. As they had suffered severe burns, the doctors at the hospital directed them to shift the victims to a better hospital.

Krishnappa was shifted to St John’s hospital, while Nagaraj was taken to Victoria Hospital. Their condition is said to be critical.

A case has been registered against the contractor.