BANGALORE: Three people, including two vegetable vendors, died in separate road accidents in the city.
Two vegetable vendors died on the spot after a speeding gas tanker rammed into their goods vehicle and ran over them on a busy flyover at Venkatala near Yelahanka on Tuesday.
The deceased are Rudrappa (22) and Upendra (24), residents of Hindupur in Andhra Pradesh. Police said the incident occurred in the early hours when both were coming to City Market in a goods vehicle to purchase vegetables. When they reached Venkatala flyover, the vehicle broke down and they called a friend, Krishnamurthy, who brought another vehicle.
The trio were shifting the baskets into Krishnamurthy’s vehicle when a speeding gas tanker hit the vehicle. Rudrappa and Upendra were crushed between the vehicles and died on the spot. Krishnamurthy escaped with minor injuries and passersby rushed him to a nearby hospital and alerted the police.
Yelahanka traffic police arrested tanker driver Satish Kumar.
In another incident, a 45-year-old lorry driver died while the cleaner escaped with injuries after their lorry rammed into a parked bus on Hosur Road in Electronics City traffic police limits late on Monday night.
The deceased was identified as Loki Das, a native of Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh. Police said the incident occurred around 2.30 am and Das was driving the lorry in a reckless manner when he lost control over it. He rammed into a parked private bus from the rear at Naganathapura signal.
Due to the impact of the crash, Das died on the spot while Madesh, the cleaner, sustained severe injuries and was rushed to a private hospital, police said.