Bengaluru: Biker swerves to avoid pothole, pillion rider crushed to death



In yet another incident of pothole death in Bengaluru, a 47-year-old woman was crushed to death on Sunday when a truck hit the two-wheeler she was riding pillion in east Bengaluru’s Nagawara area.
The deceased Radha Anjanappa was sitting behind her nephew Ravi Kumar when a lorry brushed against their scooter near Nayandahalli junction. Kumar was trying to avoid potholes and has escaped with minor injuries.
According to the police, the duo was headed to Radha’s parents’ house in Ramanagara.
Police from Byatarayanapura traffic department told India Today that Ravi tried to avoid potholes and swerved right when a lorry brushed against the two-wheeler around 10.30 am. Kumar lost control of the scooter and crashed to his left and his aunt Radha to the right.
The lorry’s front left wheel ran over Radha’s neck and she died on the spot. Passersby caught the truck driver Totian Ramesh, a native of Tamil Nadu, and thrashed him before handing him over to the police.
Radha’s body was taken to Victoria Hospital for postmortem after which it was handed over to her family members.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah told India Today that strict action will be taken against those who have not done their duty in filling the potholes.

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