A 26-year-old software engineer from Kerala was killed in an accident on the main Kasavanahalli road in southeast Bengaluru on Saturday night, police said.
The deceased, Akshay, and a friend named Amit left the house on a motorbike around 11:30 p.m. to buy cigarettes. Akshay rode the bike while Amit sat on the passenger.
While it was raining heavily, Akshay attempted to speed up and overtake an auto rickshaw, but ended up entering a stationary car. Both fell off the two-wheeler. Akshay died on the way to the hospital while Amit was undergoing treatment.
Neither had worn a helmet, according to a police officer in charge of the investigation.
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Police said the accident was caused by Akshay’s reckless and negligent driving and opened an investigation against him. Akshay and Amit lived in Kasavanahalli.
Another road accident near Whitefield in East Bengaluru has claimed the life of a costume designer from Gujarat.
Vaishali Patel, 32, died following a collision between a two-wheeler and a truck on Sunday morning, Whitefield Traffic Police said.
Vaishali was riding the motorbike with a friend named Hemaraj. As they rode, the two-wheeler collided with a truck.
Vaishali died instantly while Hemaraj was seriously injured and is undergoing treatment, police said.
Vaishali had recently moved to Bengaluru for work, police added.