BANGALURU : A 33-year-old KSRTC bus conductor was killed on the spot and two others, including a woman, were injured after a speeding container truck rammed the bus before crashing into a two-wheeler. The incident took place on the busy Mysuru Road in front of the satellite bus station early on Friday.
Three KSRTC buses, a BMTC bus, a Tata Sumo and a two-wheeler were also damaged in the collission.
The deceased has been identified as Ravichandra, a native of Kolar who was working with the Kollegal depot. The injured are Shivananda Saraswathi and his wife Bhagyavathi.
Police said that around 6.30 am, Ravichandra was calling passengers to board the bus that was heading towards Mysuru. Shivananda and his wife were riding a moped. The speeding container truck heading towards Nayandahalli, crashed in to the bus and moped. Ravichandra, who was behind the bus, was crushed to death between the bus and truck.
Truck Driver Caught After Chase: Locals chased and thrashed truck driver Shivakumar when he tried to flee.
While Shivakumar claimed that he lost control of the vehicle due to brake failure, a senior police officer said it was a case of negligent driving.
Pregnant Wife Faints
Ravichandra’s younger brother Shivakumar told Express, “His wife Deepika is eight months pregnant. He said he will come back on Friday after work to take her to hospital. She collapsed when his body was brought home after postmortem.”
Parked Buses Also to be Blamed: Local residents said KSRTC buses coming out from the bus stand are parked on the road and conductors stand on the road to call passengers.