Cab knocks down two bikes, rider thrown off flyover

Another motorcyclist was crushed to death in the accident

August 08, 2016 04:14 am | Updated 04:14 am IST - Bengaluru:

Motorists and passersby at Garvebhavipalya on Hosur Road were in for a rude shock on Sunday evening as they saw a man fall to death from the Electronics City flyover.

Shailas Jaikumar (40), owner of a chicken stall and resident of Austin Town, was among the two motorcycle riders who were killed when a cab knocked them down on the flyover.

The impact of the accident was such that Shailas was thrown off the flyover. He crashed on the road 40 ft below and died on the spot.

The other victim, Tirupati Reddy (40), who owns a PG accommodation in BTM Layout, was crushed to death between the cab and the motorcycle he was riding.

Shailas’s relative Das, who was riding pillion, fell on the flyover. He sustained injuries and was taken to hospital.

According to the police, the accident occurred around 8.30 p.m. when Shailas and Das were returning home from Electronics City. Tirupati Reddy was also coming towards the city on his motorcycle.

The cab driver lost control on the vehicle and rammed into both the two-wheelers.

Traffic on Hosur Road at Garvebhavipalya came to standstill for over half an hour, till the Madiwala traffic police shifted the victims to the hospital and cleared the mangled motorcycles.

Cab driver flees

The driver of the car fled from the spot, leaving the vehicle behind. The police are on the lookout for him.

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