Cycle trip proves fatal for young boy

A cycle trip turned tragic for two young boys as one of them died and another was injured when a goods vehicle rammed their bike. The accident occurred on Bazaar Street in Kengeri, west Bengaluru, on Thursday. 

The boys, both from Halagevaderahalli in Rajarajeshwari Nagar, had bunked school and went cycling around 1 pm without informing their parents. Suresh, 11, was riding the bicycle while his friend Jeevan was on the pillion. 

As the boys reached near a tea stall on Bazaar Street, a goods vehicle emerged in the opposite direction.

 The driver was coming from Madhu petrol bunk and going towards Lakshmi Venkatesh Kalyan Mantap. 

He drove recklessly and the vehicle went out of control. It hit the bicycle, tossing up the boys in the air. 

The boys collapsed and Suresh came under the front wheel of the goods vehicle, said the jurisdictional Kengeri traffic police. Jeevan suffered minor injuries. Sangadurai, 34, a resident of Kengeri, has been arrested for reckless driving. He hails from Tamil Nadu and had moved to Bengaluru three years ago, police said. Suresh was a class 6 student and Jeevan is studying in class 5 at a government school at Halagevaderahalli. Their parents are labourers. 

Man knocked down A 58-year-old man from Peenya 1st Phase was killed on the spot when a bike struck him at the Peenya Industrial Area in northern Bengaluru around 10.30 am on Thursday, the police said. 

According to the police, Venkataramana was crossing the road to reach the Metro station. He was on his way to attend a court hearing in a land dispute. Vinod, an engineering student from Marappapalya, rode his motorcycle recklessly from SRS junction and drove it into the pedestrian. Venkataramana suffered grievous head injuries and died on the way to hospital. Vinod was injured, too, but is out of danger, the police said.  

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