BANGALORE: Four people, including a woman, died in road accidents in the city on Saturday. Buses belonging to the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) were involved in two of these incidents.
A man and his sister died on the spot after a speeding BMTC bus hit their two-wheeler on Attibele-Sarjapur road near Anekal. The deceased are Naresh (26) and Nagamma (35). They were residents of Hosur Road.
Police said the accident occurred around 4.30 pm when the two were going to their hometown in Tamil Nadu to meet their mother.
A BMTC bus coming from the opposite direction hit their motorbike and ran over them. The bus driver fled the spot. Traffic around the area was thrown out gear for a while. Sarjapur police are on the lookout for the driver.
In the second incident, a 52-year-old security guard died after a speeding BMTC bus rammed his two-wheeler on Varthur Main Road in Whitefield.
Police said the incident occurred around 8.30 am when Rajappa, working with a private company in Hoodi, was going to work.
The bus rammed Rajappa’s vehicle from the rear and ran over him. Whitefield traffic police arrested bus driver Srinivas.
In another incident, a 30-year-old crane operator died after a speeding lorry hit his motorbike at KR Puram railway station junction.
The deceased, Jairam, a resident of Chikkagubbi, was returning home on his two-wheeler.
Passersby rushed him to a hospital nearby where he was declared brought dead. The lorry driver fled the scene leaving behind the vehicle. The KR Puram traffic police are on the lookout out for the accused.