Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)
Mangaluru, Mar 24: In a tragic and heart-wrenching accident that occurred at Bendorewell in the city on Friday afternoon a young boy, died in front of the eyes of his own mother, as the scooty she was driving was knocked down by a private bus and the boy fell under the wheels of the vehicle.
Hardik Kumar (11), son of Swati Pramod (33), is the unfortunate young boy, who lost his life. His mother Swati is injured.
Swati and her son Hardik were moving from Kankanady to Nantoor at around 3 pm on scooty. As a bus was parked at Bendorewell bus stand, Swati took her scooter to the right. In the meantime, a private bus which rushed from behind knocked the handle of the scooty. Both Swati and Hardik fell on the road. Hardik was thrown to the right side and the driver of the private bus drove the bus on him.
Both Swati and deceased Hardik were wearing helmet. However, the helmet worn by Hardik came off his head as he fell down. Blood was oozing from the ears of Hardik, who was severely injured. Though he was rushed immediately to the hospital, he succumbed. It is said that Hardik’s thread ceremony (Upanayana) had occurred a few months ago.
Hardik was studying in fifth grade of a private school of Kodialbail in the city. He was an excellent student. His mother Swati is also a teacher, it is learnt.
Utter negligence on the part of the private bus driver was the reason for he accident. As there was no one to get down at the specified bus stop, the driver, instead of slowing down, increased the speed and overtook the already parked bus and hit the scooty.
Bendorewell junction is one of the busiest in the city as buses going towards, Kasargod, Puttur, Dharmasthala, Mangaladevi, Nanthoor, Hampankatta pass through this junction.