Rider dies, friend on pillion critical after mini-truck hits bike

A motorcyclist died and the pillion rider sustained grievous injuries when their two-wheeler was knocked down by a mini-truck in North Bengaluru's MS Palya on Wednesday afternoon.

Pawan, of Arakulgud, Hassan, and his friend Kumar (18) were riding towards Sambhram Institute of Technology when a rashly driven Tata 407 struck their motorcycle around 1 pm. Both the men fell off. Pawan who fell on the right side was then run over by the mini-truck. Kumar was rushed to hospital with grievous injuries and remains critical.

The Yelahanka traffic police have registered a case of accidental death due to rash and negligent driving and seized the mini-truck. The driver had abandoned the vehicle and fled the spot fearing public backlash.

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