Bengaluru’s pothole woes continue, woman pillion rider killed; 3rd death in past 7 days

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New Delhi | Published: October 9, 2017 5:14:45 PM

47-year-old Radha Anjappa lost her life near Nayandahalli Junction in Bengaluru, when she was crushed to death by a lorry.

Bengaluru pothole, pothole deaths, woman pillion rider, Radha Anjappa, Nayandahalli Junction, lorry, nephew Ravi KumarBengaluru roads are battered with more than 15,000 potholes.
189 people in Karnataka have been killed in pothole-related accidents. (Image: IE)

IT-hub Bengaluru is once again in the news for the wrong reason. The city’s pothole stricken roads have claimed another life. On Sunday, a 47-year-old woman lost her life near the city’s Nayandahalli Junction, when she was crushed to death by a lorry. The deceased identified as Radha Anjappa, was riding pillion when a truck hit the two-wheeler, as per The Times of India report.

Radha, a resident of East Bengaluru’s Nagawara, was sitting behind his 24-year-old nephew Ravi Kumar when a lorry knocked the scooter down. As per reports, Ravi was trying to dodge the potholed stretch near Mysuru Road, when the lorry brushed against the scooter around 10:30 PM. According to The Times of India report, Ravi lost his balance and crashed to his left while his aunt to the right. The lorry’s left front wheel ran over Radha’s neck, killing her instantly. Both Radha and Ravi were wearing helmets at the time of the accident. Ravi suffered minor injuries. Both of them were headed to Radha’s parents’ house in Ramanagara, about 60km from Bengaluru.

This is the third pothole death in Bengaluru in 7 days. On October 2, Anthony Joseph (55) and his wife Sagai Mary (53) were killed while trying to negotiate a potholed road on Mysuru Road flyover. The couple was crushed by a bus after they fell from their scooter.

As per the reports by The Hindu, Bengaluru roads are battered with 15,935 potholes. Meanwhile, reports say that 189 people in Karnataka have been killed in pothole-related accidents.

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