Newly laid road hump claims pillion rider's life

Newly laid road hump claims pillion rider's life

A newly laid road hump claimed the life of a 40-year-old woman pillion rider on Thursday night. Her son lost control over his bike after going over the hump, which was non-existent when he used the road in the morning.

The police have booked the rider Vinuth (21) under IPC 304-A, (causing accidental death due to rash and negligent driving) and also the engineer of Kaggalipura panchayat, who laid the hump on Thursday noon on the request of a few apartment residents nearby, for negligence.

Victim Kavitha, a resident of Thalaghattapura, owned a grocery shop on Mallasandra Road where the accident occurred, the police said.

Around 10 pm on Thursday, Kavitha and her son were heading home after closing their grocery shop for the day. Vinuth, who was speeding, did not realise there was a hump as he had travelled on the same road in the morning.

The bike hit the hump and Kavitha, who was not wearing a helmet, fell off the bike and sustained head injuries, the police said. Vinuth initially did not realise that his mother had fallen off the bike, the police added. He then stopped a little way away and saw her lying near the newly constructed hump.

A few passersby shifted her to a nearby hospital, where she was declared dead. Her body was then shifted to Victoria Hospital for post-mortem.

The police said residents of a nearby apartment demanded a hump, complaining about over-speeding on the road.

“Since the area does not fall under BBMP’s jurisdiction but comes under Kaggalipura panchayat, there is confusion about whether permission was obtained and if the Indian Road Congress norms were followed. Hence, we have also booked the engineer,” the police said. Kumaraswamy Layout traffic police have registered a case and are investigating.

DH News Service

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