A second-year PUC student riding to a tuition class died after a truck ran her over at Jaraganahalli near JP Nagar in southern Bengaluru early on Sunday morning.
Neha Bhat, 18, left her Yelachenahalli home around 5.30 am and reached KR Road 15 minutes later.
There, the driver of a speeding truck tried to overtake her scooter but ended up rear-ending it. As soon as Neha fell to the ground, the front wheel of the truck ploughed into her abdomen, killing her on the spot.
Chased by eyewitnesses, the truck driver abandoned the vehicle and took to his heels. Passersby called the jurisdictional Kumaraswamy Layout traffic police which rushed to the spot and shifted the body for post-mortem.
They have seized the vehicle and are looking out for the driver.