Man dies as car topples on NICE Road

A youth died and his friend was injured when their car crashed into the road divider before toppling on NICE Road near Bannerghatta Road, South Bengaluru, on Sunday.

Bharath Babu (18), of Chandapura, and Lokesh (30), of Gowdanapalya, were travelling towards Electronics City via NICE Road in a Toyota Etios when the accident occurred around 2.45 am. Lokesh, who was at the wheel, lost control of the car and crashed it into the road divider. Babu died on the spot. An eyewitness said the driver was speeding. Babu was an office boy at a private firm. Police have booked Lokesh for causing death due to negligence.

Rider run over

In another accident, a 32-year-old motorcyclist was killed instantly and his friend riding pillion had a miraculous escape when a lorry struck their two-wheeler near Nagawara Main Road Halli, Northeast Bengaluru, on Sunday morning.

Yogananda, of K Narayanapura, Kothanur, and his friend were heading for the market to buy flowers when a rashly driven lorry struck their motorcycle around 6 am. Just as the men fell off, the lorry ran Yogananda over. His friend escaped unhurt. The lorry driver just sped off. Police have registered a case and are hunting for him.

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