Karnataka: Anant Kumar Hegde’s motorcade involved in accident, 3 hurt

BENGALURU: In a serial accident involving the car of union minister Anant Kumar Hegde, vehicles escorting his car and a private car, three people travelling in the private car sustained injuries after it rammed into the escort vehicle when it slowed down.

The driver of the private car couldn't control the speed after minister's car came to a screeching halt prompting the drivers of escort vehicle to immediately reduce the speed. The incident occurred at around 5.30 pm on Sunday in Vishwanathapura police limits on the outskirts of Bengaluru.

All the four vehicles, including Mr Hegde's car and private vehicles, were damaged in the accident. According to the police, the escort vehicle moving in front of the VIP vehicle suddenly slowed down following which the driver of Mr. Hegde's car stopped the car. It resulted in other escort vehicles hitting the VIP vehicle and the private vehicle as well. Mr Hegde who was heading to the Kempegowda International Airport resumed his journey after informing the police to look into the issue as he had to catch a flight.

A case was registered against the private vehicle driver for hitting escort vehicle. According to police, two women and a man in the private vehicle were injured. They were rushed to a nearby hospital and were discharged after they were treated as outpatients. 

The driver of the private car, Babu, has been booked for negligent driving.

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