Potholes in Bengaluru have turned into death traps. In the past few months, several road accidents have happened in the tech capital of India, all because of potholes. A 55-year-old man was reportedly run over by a tractor after his vehicle skied on a road that is yet to be repaired. The incident took place yesterday in Rajajinagar and the deceased was identified as Mahesh. This marks yet another incident of lives lost due to the bad condition of roads in the city.
He was reportedly riding on a road in Rajajinagar when he lost control of his vehicle after it slid because the road had not been asphalted, but was covered in loose gravel and left in an uneven condition. He was killed by the tractor that ran him over when he fell off his bike.
He sustained severe injuries and was rushed to KC General Hospital, where he eventually died. Malleswaram traffic police registered a case against the tractor driver based on a complaint filed by Kumar’s son Manjunath K.
Police have taken up a case based on the details in the complaint copy, and the complainant has not mentioned negligence by any civic agencies. However, cops said they would name the civic agency or persons concerned as accused if their role is proved during further investigation.
BBMP officials said the Palike has directed its officials to inspect the road and take action. “Only after engineers come up with details about the road can we decide the next course of action,” an official said.
Multiple accidents took place in Bengaluru throughout October due to the bad conditions of the roads. Earlier on October 29, a 24 year-old man was killed owing to a bike and car collision that was caused by a caved-in road in Yelahanka. In another similar incident, on October 23, a biker lost his life after a container lorry ran over him on pothole-ridden National Highway 48.