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Couple Killed, Two Kids Injured in Road Accident

While crossing Saptagiri Convention Hall near Budigere Cross, Srinivas lost control of his vehicle in the pouring rain and rammed into a parked lorry

Published: 20th April 2014 09:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th April 2014 09:18 AM   |  A+A-

A couple were killed and two children severely injured when their three-wheel motorcycle rammed into a parked lorry at Avalahalli near KR Puram on Friday night.

The deceased were identified as Srinivas (38), a software engineer in a private firm at Hebbal, and Lakshmi (31), residents of Budigere Cross.

Their son Chetan (4) and niece Vaishnavi (6), who were injured, are undergoing treatment at NIMHANS. Both Srinivas and Lakshmi were physically disabled.

According to police sources, the accident occurred around 9.30 pm. They were coming to the city from Srinivas’ home town Kolar, where he had gone to vote. While crossing Saptagiri Convention Hall near Budigere Cross, he lost control of his vehicle in the pouring rain and rammed into a parked lorry.

The lorry driver hadn’t switched on the parking indicator.

Passers-by rushed all four to the hospital, where Srinivas and Lakshmi were declared brought dead. The lorry driver is said to have gone missing after the accident. Avalahalli police have registered a case of negligence against him.

Three Die in Accidents

A student, a petty shop owner and a pani puri vendor were killed in the city since Friday night.

A hotel management student was knocked down by a BMTC bus at Banashankari Stage II on Saturday morning.

According to the police, the victim David Lopez (20) was a resident of Cox Town. He was on his way to Banashankari to meet a friend. He tried to overtake the bus, but rammed into it when the bus driver took a right turn. David suffered major head injuries as he had slung his helmet on his hand. He was taken to a hospital but was declared brought dead. Banashankari traffic police have arrested the bus driver Malthesh.

In another incident, a 40-year-old petty shop owner was knocked down by a tipper lorry near Hosa Road Junction in Electronics City police station limits.

N Prasad, a resident of Madiwala, was trying to cross the road when the lorry hit him. According to Electronics City traffic police, the lorry was on the way to Krishnagiri from BTM Layout. The lorry driver was not over-speeding but a case has been registered against him.

Pani puri vendor Nagaraj (42) was killed around 11 pm on Friday after an unidentified vehicle hit him. The driver fled without stopping. Nagaraj was on his way to Sarakki. He bled to death as there were no passers-by around to help him, Kumaraswamy Layout police said.

However, police officials said CCTV footage from shops and buildings in the vicinity will be examined to trace the vehicle which hit Nagaraj.

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