BENGALURU: Triple riding proved costly for three people on Sunday morning after their scooter rammed a moving auto on the busy Airport flyover near Jakkur. One of them died and two others suffered injuries.
The deceased is Abhinav Sharma (19), a native of Uttar Pradesh, who worked as a carpenter in the city. The injured are Subramani and Adarsha, residents of V Nagenahalli in Hebbal. The duo are PU dropouts and were on the lookout for jobs.
According to police, the incident occured around 10.45 am on Sunday when the trio were heading towards Nandi Hills. Adarsha was riding the scooter while his two friends were riding pillion. He lost control of his scooter due to overspeeding. It rammed into an auto from behind and then crashed into a road median, killing Abhinav.
The injured were rushed to Yelahanka government hospital. They were not wearing helmets during the incident, the police said. Auto driver Nandish and his son escaped with minor injuries, added police.
Last Sunday, triple riding had proved fatal for a 16-year-old boy who was on a joyride on NICE Road. His friends Manish and Kishore were severely injured in the incident. All the three were also not wearing helmets.