Five Die in Accidents

Published: 21st October 2014 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st October 2014 06:04 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Five people were killed in four accidents in various parts of the city on  Sunday and Monday.

In Hulimavu, a 22-year-old private firm employee was killed when he came under the  wheels of a private bus around 6.30 pm on Monday.

Nagaraj is said to have tried to overtake the bus but lost control of his two-wheeler and came under the bus. The bus driver has been arrested.

Pedestrian Killed

A retired Vijaya Bank deputy manager was knocked down by a bike while he was crossing the road at JP Nagar on Monday.

The victim, Sadananda Shetty (70), had parked his bike on the side and was crossing the road to go to a medical store around 9.45 am when Bharath, a  college student, lost control of his bike and rammed into Shetty. The latter was tossed up in the air and sustained grievous injuries, to which he eventually succumbed.

Bharath’s friend, who was riding pillion, was also injured. Bharath has been arrested for negligent driving, said police.

Head-on Collision

At Jayanagar, two bike riders were killed in a head-on collision on Sunday night. The  deceased have been identified as Prashanth (27), a call centre employee, and Jaykrishna (26), a private firm employee,  both residents of JP Nagar.

According to police sources, both men were speeding. On impact, the helmets of both men were crushed and the duo sustained  severe head injuries.

While Prashanth died around 7.45 pm, Jaykrishna died an hour later, police said. Their bodies were handed over to relatives after the autopsy at Nimhans, the police said.

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