A cab driver was killed on the spot and four were injured after he lost control of the car and slammed into a roadside tree on Somasandrapalya main road in Nagappa Layout in Bangalore in the early hours of Monday, the Madiwala police said.

The driver, Narasimha Reddy (40) was a resident of Bommanahalli. The injured, Naresh (23), Manjunatha M. (23), Vijay Kumar T. (28) and Manjunatha (25), are all residents of Somasandrapalya and Bommanahalli.

Reddy was with Megha City Taxi. On Sunday, the four passengers hired his cab to visit a friend at St. John’s Hospital. The accident happened while they were on their way back.

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