Woman, 2 others killed in accidents

Woman, 2 others killed in accidents

Three people, including a woman, died in separate road accidents in different parts of Bengaluru on Tuesday, the police said.

A 48-year-old woman riding pillion on her husband’s motorcycle was killed after a canter hit the two-wheeler on the cable-stayed bridge in KR Puram, east Bengaluru.

Lakshmi was going to Kengeri with her husband Shivakumar. The couple, who lived in Hoskote and worked as cooks, reached the bridge around 12.20 pm.

Moments later, a speeding canter tried to overtake the motorcycle and brushed against its handle. The two-wheeler skidded off the road, Shivakumar fell to his left while Lakshmi fell on the right side.

The canter’s rear wheels then crushed her, killing her on the spot. The jurisdictional KR Puram traffic police rushed to the spot and shifted the body for post-mortem. They seized the canter but its driver fled.

Drama teacher

In another accident, a 25-year-old drama teacher was killed when he crashed his motorcycle into a stationary lorry near Anjanapura double road in Kumaraswamy Layout, southwest Bengaluru.

Rakshith, a resident of Mallasandra near Thalaghattapura, was riding home after visiting a friend in Anjanapura. He failed to notice the stationary lorry and rear-ended it. He suffered grievous head injuries and was rushed to a hospital but it was too late. The Kumaraswamy Layout traffic police have seized the lorry.

Rakshith didn’t appear to have worn the helmet. The police suspect he had kept it hanging from the elbow, as the protective gear wasn’t damaged in the accident.

The police are also investigating whether he was drunk when the accident occurred around 12.10 pm. The lorry driver, who is currently absconding, had neither switched on the parking lights nor put any signboard, the police said. The deceased was the only child of his parents.

Hit-and-run case

Earlier in the morning, the police suspect that an unidentified lorry mowed down a 30-year-old man and sped off near Narayana Hrudayalaya hospital on Hosur Road, south Bengaluru.

Akshay Kamath, a native of Mangaluru, who was living in Chandapura, was riding his two-wheeler when the accident occurred around 7.45 am. He suffered grievous injuries and was rushed to hospital by the police but doctors declared him brought dead.

The Hebbagodi traffic police said they were trying to trace the vehicle which eyewitnesses believe is a lorry. 

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