Man driving on slope dies as car hits compound wall

A 59-year-old man died after his car crashed into the compound wall of a house in North Bengaluru on Wednesday night.

The accident occurred at a T-junction in Rajajinagar 5th Block around 9.20 pm, police said.  

Krishna Prasad, of Nandini Layout, drove  his Maruti Alto on a downward slope instead of taking a left or right turn.  The automobile ended up crashing into the compound wall. He died instantly from grievous head and chest injuries, police added.  "He was not wearing the seat-belt," said a senior police officer.

Passersby called the police and rushed Prasad to a nearby hospital but it was too late. He was declared brought dead. His body was handed over to the family on Thursday after the post-mortem was conducted at Victoria Hospital. Police are awaiting the post-mortem report to ascertain the cause of death. Prasad is unlikely to have been under  the influence of alcohol as his family said he was a teetotaller.

Prasad was an accounts officer at the Central Warehouse Corporation.  

In another accident, 40-year-old labourer  Sunil Kumar was killed after a private bus knocked him down at Madanayakanahalli on the northern outskirts of the city  on Wednesday night.

Kumar was walking on  a dark stretch when  a bus heading  towards  Tumakuru knocked him down. He  sustained grievous injuries and died of excessive bleeding, police said.

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