3 killed, 2 injured in separate mishaps on New Year

Last Updated 01 January 2019, 17:54 IST

Three bikers, including two students, were killed and two others sustained injuries in three separate accidents in and around the city on New Year’s Day.

The deceased are Ranjan (20), a resident of Ullal Upanagara, and his friend Mohan (18), both students of a private degree college.

The accident occurred around 1.30 am when Ranjan and Mohan were returning home after partying at their friend's place.

Ranjan, who was riding in a rash and negligent manner, lost control of the vehicle at Manganahalli cross and collided with the road divider, the police said.

Due to the impact, the duo was thrown into the air and crashed on the road, sustaining severe head injuries. Passersby rushed them to a nearby hospital where doctors declared Ranjan brought dead, while Mohan is being treated at the intensive care unit, the police added. Mohan’s condition is said to be critical. The Kamakshipalya traffic police have taken up a case and are investigating further.

On Nandi Hills

In another accident, a 25-year-old sales executive from a leading FMCG company was killed and his sister sustained injuries when they fell from their scooter near Devanahalli on Tuesday.

The deceased, Abhishek Ojha, was a resident of BTM Layout and worked as a sales executive with Hindustan Unilever, the police said.

Abhishek was on his way to Nandi Hills with his sister Shwetha to watch the sunrise with two of their friends, who were on another bike.

While returning, Abhishek lost control of the bike. Abhishek and Shwetha sustained injuries, but Abhishek's injuries were grievous. Abhishek's friend Nitin Joshi and his sister Bharathi, who were behind in another scooter, rushed for their help.

Nitin managed to stop a car that was passing by and rushed the duo to a nearby hospital. After first-aid, doctors advised Abhishek be shifted to a hospital in Bengaluru where he succumbed later. Shwetha is being treated at the hospital and is said to be out of danger. The Vishwanathapura police have taken up a case and are investigating.

Hit and run

In another accident, Soma Sandeep was killed on the spot when his bike collided with a car in Vijaya Bank Colony, Mico layout, in the early hours of Tuesday.

According to the police, Sandeep was pursuing an engineering course at a private college and was a resident of Bilekahalli.

The police said that Sandeep was returning home after visiting friends when the accident occurred. Passersby found Sandeep in a pool of blood and rushed him to a nearby hospital where he succumbed due to excessive bleeding. The Mico Layout police have taken up a case of hit and run and efforts are on to trace the car.

(Published 01 January 2019, 17:43 IST)

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