A woman pillion rider of a two-wheeler was crushed to death under a truck while the rider was negotiating potholes at the Nayanadahalli junction in Bengaluru, Karnataka on Monday, according to media reports.
The 47-year-old Radha Anjanappa from Nagwara, east Bengaluru was with her nephew Ravi Kumar, the rider, who sustained minor injuries, reported The Times of India.
Both were on their way to Ramanagara, 60 kilometres from Bengaluru, when they slipped from the scooter while driving through a bad road and were hit by a truck.
According to Bangalore Mirror, the Byatarayanapura traffic police reached the spot and seized the truck and arrested Ramesh, the truck driver, booking him for rash driving. The deceased's body has been taken to Victoria Hospital for post-mortem.
The incident occurred around 10.30 am. Metro construction was going on in the stretch where the accident took place, making the road difficult to drive on following the heavy rainfall that the city had been experiencing.
"The accident stretch is in a bad state, damaged further by Namma Metro construction. The condition of the road might have been one of the main reasons for the accident," Shiva Kumar, DCP (traffic west) told The Times of India.
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Tuesday revealed the city had 15,935 potholes and cited rains as the reason for not undertaking repairs at the moment, reported The Hindu.
"There is no passing the buck. We'll pay Rs 5 lakh relief to the woman's family," mayor N Sampath Raj, who visited the spot, said as per The Times of India report.
It's the third pothole death in the last week, according to The Times of India. On 2 October, a bus ran over two people on a scooter swerving away from a pothole on the Mysuru Road flyover.
Earlier on Monday, Bengaluru development minister KJ George launched a Rs 972 crore project to revamp 30 major road stretches and junctions with potholes in the city through the white topping method as per another Times of India report.
Updated Date: Oct 09, 2017 18:13 PM