Bengaluru: MBBS student dies after BBMP truck rams scooter | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: A 19-year-old MBBS student died on the spot after a speeding truck hit her scooter from behind on Hennur Main Road near the Lingarajapuram bridge around 11.45am on Saturday.
Preliminary investigation indicated Tasdik Bushra, a resident of Lingarajapuram and second-year student of Bangalore Medical College, was trying to avoid a pothole when the accident happened.
The accident triggered outrage with residents and motorists slamming civic authorities for failing to repair the broken road.
“The girl would not have died had BBMP ensured the road was in a motorable condition and motorists needn’t swerve to the extreme ends to avoid potholes or bad stretches,” a resident said. Driver Palani was held and charged with rash driving and negligence based on a complaint filed by the girl’s father Syed Mushtak Ahmed.
Residents claim pothole caused girl’s accident
Police said: “Ahmed didn’t make any allegation about the pothole. But we found a pothole near the spot and a probe will reveal exact cause of the accident. If it confirms the pothole was the main reason, we’ll book the BBMP officials concerned.”
Residents maintained the accident was caused because of the pothole and shoddy road work. A resident said: “The girl died because of the pothole and BBMP officials are responsible. Many people are dying and getting injured due to potholes, which are a fallout of civic negligence. We appeal to BBMP and cops to act immediately.” Palike commissioner Manjunatha Prasad said: “We’ve been informed the accident occurred due to a pothole and officials inspected the spot. Probe will reveal the cause.”

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