Karkala: Three including 2-year-old killed on spot in private bus-car collision

Daijiworld Media Network – Karkala (MS)

Karkala, Dec 10: In a tragic accident that occurred near Nellikaru on Karkala-Subramanya state highway a one and a half year old child and parents lost their lives as the car in which they were travelling was hit by a private bus.

Srikant (40), native of Anantapura of Andhra Pradesh, presently working in a software company at Nelamangala in Bengaluru, his wife Pratyusha (32) and their daughter Gamya (1.5) are the unfortunate victims of this tragedy.

Srikant and Pratyusha (inset)

The family was moving to Sringeri after visiting Dharmasthala in their car when private bus going from Karkala to Beltangady collided with their car at around 7.15 am. All three died on the spot due to the impact of the collision.

Bus was moving at a slow pace. The car was driven at a high speed. The road did not have steep bend. The bus driver who noticed the speeding car tried to evade from collision and took the bus to further left but as trees were on the roadside, he could not go further left. Meanwhile, the speeding car collided head on with the bus. While the car was completely mangled, bus also received damages. The bus passengers escaped with minor injuries.

Srikant was driving the car and his wife Pratyusha was sitting beside him. The child was with the mother. Both the airbags were in opened condition. Srikant and wife died in sitting position, while the child was thrown to the back seat and died. Locals rush to the spot hearing the deafening sound like explosion. Locals and bus passengers removed all three victims from the car with great difficulty.

Police had tough time reaching the relatives of the deceased. They took the fingerprints on the mobile in the car and tracked the address of relatives. The mortal remains were kept in the ambulance for more than three and half hours by police waiting for their senior officers to arrive. Locals expressed anguish on this delay. Locals informed minister V Sunil Kumar and senior officers of police arrived on the spot immediately and the bodies were taken to Moodbidri hospital for post mortem.




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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 11 2022

    Unscientific roads and illiterate drivers!

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  • Santhosh, Udupi

    Sat, Dec 10 2022

    The Indian roads are designed for maximum speed limit of 60kmph. Anyone goes beyond this speed are inviting Yama for them and others. Don't underestimate the power of Yama, he is everywhere.

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  • vaseem, DUBAI

    Sat, Dec 10 2022

    our dakshina kannada roads designed 30KM PER HR

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Sat, Dec 10 2022

    This stretch of road is most dangerous with curves, slopes passing through the forest area and always busy with traffic. Any new driver on this route needs to be extra careful but have seen the tourist vehicle drivers from outside the Udupi, DK districts , other states visiting Dharmasthala, Subramanya drive the vehicles at high speed and dangerously without realising the impending dangers. Reckless and irresponsible driving behaviour is the route cause of these daily accidents. Having said that the drivers of HMT buses flying on this route are one of the best and there were hardly any accidents caused by them for long time. Very very sad and tragic end of the family.

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  • Ida, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 10 2022

    How many more lives does this private bus drivers needs? Reckless driving every time and worst part is that people inside the bus remain mum. Even if some passengers raise voice, our great people come in support of bus driver and their staff. All they know is a broad smile on their face when someone is raising their voice against reckless driving.

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  • gladson dsouza, udupi

    Mon, Dec 12 2022

    sir,this accident happened due to rash driving of car.its not bus driver mistake.pls read the news

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Dec 10 2022

    perils of living in third world corrupt country...no value for life...

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  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 10 2022

    Every year more than half a million are killed in road accidents --in India -- Another half a million or more maimed for life -- Trauma etc -- Plus vehicle costs -- insurance etc. --medical -- not to mention sadness - disruptions in normal day to life --mental trauma -- The kith and kin suffer many a times for whole lifetime as bread winner has gone ----people have to sell property etc. -- Karnataka is on the list in Top five states -- Inglorious achievement -- ALL BECASUE OF ONE MINUTE OF MAN-TO-MAN NEGLIGENCE -- OVER SPEEDING __ FAULTY ROADS -- MEANING LESS SENSELESS DEATHS DOES NOT HAPPEN THIS MANY IN ALL THE WARS IN INDIA--

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