Woman falls off bike on bad road, run over by truck

Woman falls off bike on bad road, run over by truck

A woman riding pillion was killed on the spot and the rider injured after they fell off their two-wheeler while trying to negotiate a pothole-ridden road at Pantharapalya near Nayandanhalli on Sunday morning.

The woman was run over by an oncoming truck.

The victims have been identified as Radha (47), a native of Ramanagara, and her nephew Ravi Kumar (24). The Byatarayanapura traffic police have arrested truck driver Ramesh and seized the vehicle.

Last week, a deadly pothole on BGS flyover on the busy Mysuru Road claimed the lives of a couple and left their six-year-old granddaughter injured. 

Radha was residing in Shyampura near DJ Halli with her husband Anjanappa and three children. 

According to the police, Radha and Kumar were going to Ramanagara to meet a relative on Sunday. Around 10.30 am, they were travelling on the flyover near Pantharapalya. The stretch, which is full of potholes, has become unmotorable following heavy downpour.

“While trying to negotiate a bad road, Ravi took a right turn. At the same time, a truck loaded with bricks and heading towards Rajarajeshwari Nagar hit the bike. Radha slipped and fell off the vehicle in the middle of the road. She came under the wheels of the truck and died on the spot.

Ravi sustained injuries and was admitted to hospital,” a police officer said.

The driver tried to flee from the scene, but passersby caught hold of Ramesh and thrashed him, and handed him over to the police. He has been booked under relevant sections for causing death and injuries due to rash and negligent driving.

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