BANGALORE: Three people, including two senior citizens, were killed in road accidents in different parts of the city since Tuesday.
Thimappa (75), a house-keeping staffer, was killed when he was jaywalking on Queen’s Road under the influence of alcohol. Passersby warned him to walk on the footpath, but Thimappa ignored them. Just before he could get on to the footpath, a speeding vehicle knocked him down. He was rushed to Bowring Hospital where he was declared brought dead. Shivajinagar police are trying to identify the killer vehicle.
Another speeding vehicle knocked down a 70-year-old vegetable vendor, identified as Thimmaiah, in Jayanagar 5th Block on Wednesday.
He was on his way to Banshankari from Sarakki Market to sell vegetables. Just as he was reaching Jayanagar 5th Block, an unidentified vehicle crashed into his pushcart. The cart was wrecked in the crash. Passersby rushed Thimmaiah to NIMHANS, but he died on the way.
In another incident, a 45-year-old motorcyclist rammed his two-wheeler into an electricity pole on Chord Road on Tuesday night. Venugopal is believed to have lost control over his motorcycle in the rain. He was not wearing a helmet and sustained severe head injuries. He was rushed to a private hospital, but died on the way.