Mangaluru: Pumpwell flyover accident - Praveen Fernandes (45) succumbs to injuries


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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (AM)

Mangaluru, Feb 8:
In the tragic accident which took place at Pumpwell flyover, 45-year-old Praveen Fernandes succumbed to injuries at Indiana Hospital on Saturday, February 8.

Praveen was driving the Duster car. A speeding Alto car which was plying on the flyover went out of control, crossed the divider, before landing on the oncoming Duster below the flyover. 

Praveen was the owner of Swagath Garage at Nanthur and a resident of Bajal.

He is survived by two children. 


Earlier report

Mangaluru: Speeding car falls off from Pumpwell flyover, two seriously injured

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Feb 8: Two people were seriously injured after a speeding car overturned and fell on another car next to the flyover on the newly-inaugurated Pumpwell flyover, on Saturday, February 8.

A Maruti Alto and a Renault Duster were involved in the accident which took place front of Indiana Hospital. The driver of the speeding Alto lost control over the car, jumped over the divider and rammed into an oncoming Duster car which was being driven below the flyover.  The impact of the crash was so high that the engine of the Alto was found 100 metres away from the spot of the deadly collision. 

The Alto was going towards Kasragod from Udupi. 

The injured, who are said to be serious, were rushed to the hospital. Others who suffered minor injuries were also shifted to a nearby hospital. Meanwhile, the accident created a huge traffic block. Mangaluru south traffic police rushed to the spot.

The Pumpwell flyover was inaugurated on January 31, after a decade long wait.

 

 

 

  

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  • smr, Karkala

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    A speeding Alto car which was plying on the flyover went out of control, crossed the divider, before landing on the oncoming Duster below the flyover.

    This itself proves the substandard road construction and poor engineering.

    RIP Praveen Fernandes

    Jai Hind

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  • Arvind, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 10 2020

    Though I am proud Mangalorian, sometimes I feel disgusted seeing how some people drive on roads . The highway speed limit is 80km/hr and I see some stupid people honking when I drive at max speed limits ( Although I know that my car is much capable of speeding better than those cheap cars behind ). Education alone can’t change such idiots. We need better monitoring systems . Every car should be fitted with GPS device and real time speed tracking. The system would not even cost 10,000/- per car. This can only happen when we stop voting based on our religious emotions and chose educated candidates . Anyways it requires ages to get communal stupidity out of our heads.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Sun, Feb 9 2020

    Death comes like a robber, without prior hint or a notice. In addition, there are so many incidents where humans are being miraculously saved from grave dangers to life. All depends on the destiny. This literally happened in my life few times.

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  • Avin, Mangalore/Canada

    Sun, Feb 9 2020

    Though I am proud Mangalorian, sometimes I feel disgusted seeing how some people drive on roads . The highway speed limit is 80km/hr and I see some stupid people honking when I drive at max speed limits ( Although I know that my car is much capable of speeding better than those cheap cars behind ). Education alone can’t change such idiots. We need better monitoring systems . Every car should be fitted with GPS device and real time speed tracking. The system would not even cost 10,000/- per car. This can only happen when we stop voting based on our religious emotions and chose educated candidates . Anyways it requires ages to get communal stupidity out of our heads.

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  • Benjamin DSouza, Puttur

    Sun, Feb 9 2020

    Rest in peace Praveen. I suggest the following; . Increase the height of the divider 5 feet. Also put humps to reduce the speed and the speed limit on the flyover should be 20kms/hour.

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  • Santhosh Vincent Agera, Vamanjoor Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 10 2020

    For your comments:
    Also put humps to reduce the speed and the speed limit on the flyover should be 20kms/hour.
    Gentleman big salute to you better get down from car & push that will be better option instead of your 20kms/hour speed suggestion as well as humps to reduce speed ( Normally in highways avoiding humps, if humps it should be properly sign-barrier)
    I am not supporting overspeed drive, but the consequence hidden in this tragedy due to hump & overspeed driver lost control, normally smaller cars rear portion is less grip compare to bigger cars.
    Due to tragedy we lost our experienced car technician as well as owner of Swagath garage.

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  • Docnash, Mangalore/Kasaragod

    Sun, Feb 9 2020

    I see a lot of comments abusing the flyover rather than the alto driver's fault. I was an eyewitness of this accident (Ready to give statement to traffic police if required). I was about 50 meters behind this alto and could see that he was way beyond speed limits. At that speed, he tried to cut through 2 bikes in front of him causing to lose control and hitting the median. According to the news here, it says the duster was travelling in the service road, but it was coming in the opposite lane. This alto landed right on top of the bonnet and windshield of the Duster. Then the alto jumped over the flyover and landed on the service road. This is what had happened. People blaming the flyover can continue doing that, but its not the flyover that caused at lease this accident. Though I agree that there's some fine tuning needs to be done to the flyover, blindly blaming it for the cause of the accident by assumption is not ideal. Saddest part is the duster driver had to suffer for no fault of his, it would have been me, you or your family in that opposite lane. My heartfelt condolence to the grieving family.

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  • vin, MANGALORE

    Sun, Feb 9 2020

    disgusting to see many comments on flyover... please do some research before doing non sense comments. Innocent person killed in the accident because a 17 year old reckless driving lost control and come on other side of divider and hit and killed other vehicle driver. Now the details of other driver etc are no published because we are so called super secular country who failed to acknowledge real truth and paint some other issue ... bad roads.. bad construction etc. are we responsible citizens to guide children.. insist of taking license. guide children to behave. Go near tokuttu and near by areas and see reckless bikes going around... driven by young kids... thats the real issue. They are no afraid of law, police... and ready to kill people by their reckless driving..

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  • PRAKASH D'SOUZA, DUBAI

    Sun, Feb 9 2020

    Please rename this to Pump- hell bridge.

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 9 2020

    Drunk and drive adh upu anna

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  • Vineeth Fernandes, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 9 2020

    Rest In Peace Praveen Dattu. Sad to see his such a nice person lost his life because of few people’s negligence. Be it half done construction or speeding car.

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  • Kudla Stories, Kudla

    Sun, Feb 9 2020

    I crossed that fly over half an hour before the accident. I don't about the speeding car, but what i know is that the flyover is shabbily built. There is already bumps, the road is not even. Our roads are built to kill.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Feb 10 2020

    @Kudla stories Kudla,dear friend,please dont give the fault to bridge.The one who doesnt know to dance give the fault to the dance floor.

    When others could drive here ,it is not fault on bridge but the driver who didnt follow the speed limit.Sad that a innocent person lost his life,.may his soul rest in peace.May the almighty give his family enough strenght to bear the pain.RIP.

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  • Dandomino, Mangalore/ Mogadishu

    Sun, Feb 9 2020

    The flyover was built and ticket to fast reach to the destination. But it is confimed that it's engineering is a non stop ticket to the heaven.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 9 2020

    First of all close the Flyover till it totally finished the work. From the day one , more than ten years, one or other problems. I advise to demolish the Flyover and give the tender to any reputed company. Now atleast if they don't demolish, than construct retaining wall on both side. Otherwise it we'll be another place like Ullal bridge. Think twice.

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Sun, Feb 9 2020

    RIP Praveen.
    So sad, a family man, entrepreneur, Machanic cum Driver died due to accident.
    It's high time for us to excercise caution and speed limit to save lives!
    Should always remember that we are mortal human beings have limited time span in this world to fulfill the wishes of our creator God.

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  • Jas, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 9 2020

    4 students and were drunk in that alto, the drunk driver was over speeding, clearly her fault.. And then she kills this hard working man. She made his wife a widow.. And his two little children grow up without a father.
    I just hope these people who were driving drunk and rash feel complete wrath of the law.
    Please get a lawyer as soon and possible , and give his wife and Childern justice.
    Book the driver(she was a girl apparently) under IPC 279. I think you can at least jail her for 6 years with heavy fine.
    But with a good lawyer you can trial that girl under culpable homicide 304a , she will get 10 year jail term, and pay heavy fine( you can file for 4 crore fine, based on Mr praveens monthly income, and... In the end get some sort of justice)

    May his soul rest in piece

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Feb 9 2020

    Very very sad... Yes Praveen sir is really a genuine person... Mangalore lost a wonderful personality... His garage just stands by the roadside with full of vehicles day and night... Why these children enjoy that much with the help of parents money? Why parents can't control their children by offering little money which cater for their daIly needs. Car, luxuries let these people get once they start working. Gone is gone... No amount of money can bring him back and reunite with his family 😥😥😥....still unable to believe..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Feb 9 2020

    Rest in Peace Praveen ...

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  • Jayesh, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 9 2020

    What does it matter if it is Ka19 or KL19 . A life is lost.

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  • Jyothi, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 9 2020

    Mangaluru: Pumpwell flyover accident - Praveen Fernandes (45) succumbs to injuries......
    Praveen Fernandes lost his life due to this fly over.

    He was a careful and responsible driver and a good human being.

    Next it could be one of us. Because this flyover hasn't been designed with proper planning or security measures.

    Please be careful everyone.

    Hearty condolences to Praveen's family and his dear ones.

    .

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  • Anish Rao B, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 9 2020

    Rest in Peace Praveen Anna. We still cannot believe what we heard. Really miss you a lot 😢

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    Oh my goodness... Praveen was owning a big garage next to sandesha art college... So sad... May his soul rest in peace... Heartfelt sympathies and condolences to his bereaved family.. Death is coming like a robber... While walking....😢 Or auto or duster... Very sad

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  • Jordan Noronha, Kadri

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    Shocking!! Very sad to hear about Mr. Praveen. He is one of the best mechanics of town! He was very sweet and humble. Any car issue or even a slight puncture, all I had to do was give him a call- the car would be serviced and even delivered the same day. He’ll be missed! May the Lord give strength to his family! May his soul Rest in Peace!

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  • Vincent Mascarenhas, Valencia/Bejai

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    OMG, I just can't believe this. We went for a test drive just this morning. This is is insane. Is this what life is? Which idiot was in such an almighty hurry that he had to so foolishly take someone else's life. Some people speed not because they have some important work in their bloody life, honestly, it's because they are outright plain stupid.

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  • Pumpwell, Pumpwell

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    It's not drivers fault, there is a HUGE bump in the middle of the flyover without the warning sign. Pretty sure he lost control due to that bump.
    You don't put a bump in the middle of the flyover like the road...what's the point of having a flyover then. Cruising at 60 km/he is no big deal...
    Catch hold of the contractor, as to why he did not put the bump signage.

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  • abdulla, india

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    It is such a pity that our Engineering fraternity..Professionals.. can not come forward and step out ..stop all this third class ..construction taking Lives due to Faulty standards/specifications/ Quality of constructions/Delay...
    Architecture/designs..are very Shabby ..incomplete and poor.
    why?
    is it because it is Govt projects or national projects...
    Time to step out and reorganize..restructure..
    Overhaul the total and complete :
    Infrastructure department...architecture/ designing/specification/standards/ Tendering/
    quality control.material testing labs.
    Road inspectors..
    Al A to Z machinery.
    if in China by this time all responsible withIrresposibilty would have been done by this time..
    why are we so callous in our attitude..approach.why silence?
    we are TAX Payers.we are the PEOPLE.it is for us..
    induct the most competent Architect/Designers/ Civil engineers/
    etc.
    Better hand over
    Infrastructure projects to go to the Army..

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  • Anand R, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 9 2020

    Whoever you are.. Wisely said.. I lost a very good person, friend and a mechanic...

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  • Docnash, Kasaragod/Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 9 2020

    No. This particular accident IS driver's fault since I saw the accident with my eyes. Wish I had a Dashcam. Though I agree that the flyover has minor issues (such as a dip at the end of one side and a hump like part in the middle of the other), this particular incident is purely because of the over-speed and sudden swerve by the alto guy. I was right behind the alto about 50 meters and I could see that he was travelling way beyond speed limits (more than 100kmph). He then swerved suddenly through 2 bikers in front of his, losing control. After this swerve, he moved to the left of the road and then to the right hitting median and then hit the duster on the opposite side. I am really sad for the duster driver since he had to suffer for the alto driver's fault. I am certain that even if the alto driver did the same thing after the flyover, he would have caused the same accident killing someone else. I was in utter shock after seeing this and could not drive normally after that. It's really sad that people have to suffer for no fault of theirs and by some moron driver over-speeding and causing accident.

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  • Anand R, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 9 2020

    I strongly believe that " the flyover has minor issues " caused this major accident

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  • Concerned Citizen, Pumpwell

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    Build steel barricades or stone barricades of 6-7 ft height for safety instead of leaving the sides with just a divider..

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    Heart wrenches. Just hours before we passed that place. It could have been us at his place. God, please help his surviving family members to face Your will.

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    May he rest in peace.

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  • abdulla, india

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    Monitor the Speed Limits with Heavy Penalty/Fines..
    Let there be Lighting at nights.
    clean up the roads and below the Flyover s..complete the Incomplete.
    May his soul rest in peace..
    There should be very heavy fines for Traffick violations.
    Install STOP signs 100% STOP..
    Build up the sides of the Flyover so that it doesn't come down the flyover.
    look into every detail and inspect to avoid Accidents in future safety...

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  • Santosh Shetty, Navimumbai

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    Guys, Nobody is blaming the Driver for rash driving. You are blaming the contractor for no fault of his. With the speed the alto was going the worst was possibe and it has happened.

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  • Satya, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    Please visit the flyover and pass a verdict, low side walls, undone side roads,bumps without signs all took away someone's life due to someone, s reckless driving, the way it was raised with mud, we just hope it won't collapse during monsoon. We live close by and are indeed very scared to use the side roads of this deadly flyover fearing that vehicles may just fall on us.

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  • Gladson, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 9 2020

    have you been through the flyover? Its uneven road makes it dangerous......

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  • Anand R, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    OMG.. the best car Mechanic I have seen in Mangalore. ..

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  • Giri, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    First casualty at Pumpwell fly over after 2014

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    Need to fix speed cameras to avoid such accidents. Minimum fine should be Rs 2000/-

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  • Mohammed Ashraf, Moodabidr

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    It’s one of the worst designed flyover ever you can find in this modern era , you can’t expect nothing but more worst and tragic incidents ..

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  • moshu, mangaluru

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    Very true . When I saw this first time the slippery curve towards downwards, believe me a thought comes to my mind that this flyover will turnout to be a disaster one.

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  • Harish, Kadaba

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    om Shanti..

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    First causality after inaugaraion of the contravertial pump well flyover.Today itself a read a news in DW somebody suggesting for increasing both side walls of the flyover. ...

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  • Nelson, Dubai

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    inaugurated without nimbu and chilly caused tragedy. Sad tragedy. Praveen lost his life for not his fault.RIP Praveen

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    many years ago i was owner of alto car when it was first launched around 2003, i also owned maruti 800, i have a 20 years of driving experience one thing i have learned is that road grip on smaller cars or a hatchback car is very less compared to full sized sedan i have met with two accident on my alto right in city both accidents happened while negotiating a turn at high speeds and i lost control blame it counter steering or what not, but remember this road grip on a smaller cars are 40% in curves one needs to slow down.

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  • Kevin Fernandes, MUMBAI

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    Despite the known facts still we enjoy fast drive and lose lives.

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  • Shashidhar poonja, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    Clearly there's no protective barricade on the sides

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    Now no one will have the daring to sing that song "pump well bale pump well bale "...Get well soon all of you injured and especially those who are hospitalised... May you have a speedy recovery...

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  • Docnash, Kasaragod

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    No. Both the cars are of KA19 registration. The accident happened right infront of my eyes. I was about 50 meters behind the alto travelling from Mangalore to Kasaragod. Even i thought the alto might be a KL14 one initially. Alto was speeding and tried cutting through 2 bikes in front of it, which caused it to lose control. It was swerved to left and then right hitting the median and jumped over it and hit the duster in the opposite lane. Then it jumped over the flyover to the road beneath. The alto was speeding way beyond its limits and a sudden swerve caused this mishap. I was in shock after witnessing this accident and was unable to drive normally.

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  • Dijish k, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    While coming from thokkottu side, on top of Ujjodi underpass alignment of road is uneven and it's not as per standards.... These highway engineers fools neglected it..... It will allow speeding vehicle to fly.. No sign boards.... This can cause lot of accidents if not rectified immediately....

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  • Mr India, Kudla

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    That's the beauty of this epic structure.No other flyovers in planet earth would have a service road and main road with a height difference of less than 20degree. Even a Mason would make a better structure than the so-called big construction company and the proud MP.Banner padle.

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  • MITian, Manipal, Udupi

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    Please do not cause harm to the flyover..

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  • Rajesh Kumar, Mangalore.

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    Any nearby hospital?

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    Alto mightbe KL board !

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  • Adithya Sandeep, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    No. It was KA 19

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  • Rajesh Kumar, Mangalore.

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    This is the reason why nalin was delaying in completing the flyover..

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  • James, Bendur

    Sat, Feb 8 2020

    People need to take extra care while driving. Please drive carefully on the epic monument😀

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