Car crashes into tree, 21-yr-old student killed, three injured

Car crashes into tree, 21-yr-old student killed, three injured

An engineering student was killed, while his three friends sustained injuries after a car in which they were travelling crashed against a tree in R T Nagar on Monday midnight.


The deceased is Sunil Kumar (21), a resident of Anandnagar. The injured Vignesh (20), Gautham (21) and Alok (22) are being treated in an ICU at Baptist Hospital on Ballari Road. They are stated to be critical.

All the four hail from Tamil Nadu and had moved to the city to study engineering. Sunil was a student at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology in Hebbal, while the three others are students of Reva Institute of Technology. All the four are in their eighth semester.

According to the police, the accident occurred around midnight when they were returning home in Anandnagar.

Sunil was sitting next to the driver’s seat and it is not clear who was driving the car at the time of the accident. The car was being driven recklessly and went out of control when it approached former minister D B Chandre Gowda’s residence in MLA Layout and crashed into a tree. As the car was travelling at high speed, it toppled on to the pavement after crashing against the tree, said the police.

A few local residents informed the police about the accident. The police shifted the injured to the hospital, where Kumar succumbed to his injuries. The police clarified that they are yet to ascertain if they were drunk.

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