Woman crushed to death after KSRTC bus hits two-wheeler from behind near Freedom Park

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BENGALURU: A woman, who was riding pillion with her husband, was crushed to death after a KSRTC bus knocked them down near Freedom Park in the city on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Lata, a government gazetted officer.

The couple was coming down the Sangolli Rayanna flyover on a two-wheeler while the bus, belonging to the Chintamani depot, going to Chintamani via Majestic. The bus suddenly took a right turn while coming down the Sangolli Rayanna flyover near Anand Rao Circle and knocked them down from behind. They both fell to the ground and the bus crushed Latha’s head, killing her on the spot.

The deceased woman and her husband were going shopping and their daughter was on another two-wheeler. No ambulance turned up even half an hour after the accident, it is said.

The family is a resident of Kempapura near Hebbal. Though they owned a car, they chose to go shopping to Pothy’s showroom in Gandhinagar on a two-wheeler as it was a Sunday and traffic congestion would to be less.

The police have detained the bus driver and conductor. A case has been registered at the Upparapet traffic police station and the body of the woman was sent to the Victoria Hospital for post-mortem examination.

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