Prashanth Kumar, a 26-year-old call centre executive from JP Nagar, died and his cousin Bharath Kumar was injured after their bike crashed into an excavator at Uttarahalli junction Wednesday.
They were going home after visiting a relative. Prashanth apparently failed to see the excavator coming his way.
The two were rushed to a nearby hospital, where Prashanth was declared brought dead. Bharath is undergoing treatment.
In another mishap, a 22-year-old woman died after she was knocked down by a speeding truck at Electronics City around noon. Saraswathi, an employee of a private firm, was crossing the road to go to work.
She died at night in hospital. Electronics City traffic police have arrested the truck driver.