Student dies as truck hits her scooter

Student dies as truck hits her scooter

A 24-year-old architecture student died after a speeding BBMP garbage truck struck her scooter and ran her over on the busy Race Course Road in Central Bengaluru on Monday.  

B N Sahithya, of Rajajinagar, was on the way to an architecture firm on Cunningham Road when  the garbage truck rear-ended her Honda Activa near Raceview Hotel, close to Maurya Circle, around
11.20 am.

She fell off the scooter and screamed for help, but the garbage truck didn't stop. It dragged the scooter for almost 200 metres until  the two-wheeler slammed into the road divider and screeched to a halt.

The student was wearing a helmet but it was of little help.  

Passersby rushed her to a hospital but she died on the way. The truck driver just drove off.  

The accident has been caught on CCTV camera.  

A senior police officer  quoted an eyewitness as saying that the truck  was driven in a rash manner and appeared to be heading towards the old High Grounds police station.  

Police traced the driver's address and went to his house but didn't find him there.

The officer said the  suspect was possibly  drunk at the wheel.  

Sahithya was a final-year student at a college near Hesaraghatta Road.

Her father Nagaraj runs a printing press. She was interning at the firm on Cunningham Road.  

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