Mangaluru: Pickup driver's negligence costs elderly man's life

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Jan 16: An elderly person, who was standing in the front yard of his house, died after a pickup vehicle which was going reverse hit him and knocked him down.

The accident occurred at Kakkebettu labour colony of Shaktinagar here on Saturday, January 15.

The deceased has been identified as Koragappa (85).

He was standing in the front yard of his house when a pickup vehicle laden with flooring tiles, bearing registration number KA 19 AD 2189 and driven by Mohan, was taking reverse nearby. The driver negligently reversed the vehicle without observing behind and rammed into Koragappa, it is alleged.

Koragappa received head injuries due to the fall. He was taken to Wenlock hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead.

A case in this connection has been registered in Kankanady police station.


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  • JNB, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 16 2022

    Rear view camera cost only Rs 1000/- to 1600/- in AMAZON, Why our government does not make it mandatory before issuing license and renewing the vehicle . It is qualified RTO'S job! Make it Quickly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! before it too late. There is a solution for this.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sun, Jan 16 2022

    India is no longer a safe Country ...

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  • Satish, Udupi

    Sun, Jan 16 2022


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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Jan 17 2022

    Jossey S .Raheja waterfront,Safety is nowhere in the world .One or other problems are everywhere.But in India most of deaths or negligence in driving ,and govts negligence to punish these people ,more influence from political side makes worst.Police too are working not properly.who controls big ones who drive more wild.Noone is afraid of Police.Dont respect too.Police arrest someone for some delikt and then let them go suppose you pay a Hundred ,or thousand accordingly.

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  • Dilip Vas Naik, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 16 2022

    This sort of conduct was bound to happen thanks to the apathy of none other than D.K. police, for years. The police are doing absolutely nothing to check this sort of murderous conduct. Commercial vehicle drivers, especially the drivers of this model of vehicle, mini trucks are always intimidating other drivers, let alone pedestrians. Wrong side driving is an ever increasing menace you see everywhere. Common people live in constant fear from these terrorist drivers. Why are the police so lax in checking this deadly behaviour ? Are they afraid of these rastha terrorists ? Superintendent and Commissioner of police, you need take stringent action against these murderous drivers and stop these incidents with an iron fist. You alone are responsible and accountable for the safety of citizens without doubt.

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  • Rajesh B Shetty, Udupi

    Sun, Jan 16 2022

    The cops r only interested in harassing 2 wheeler riders.

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  • Rajesh B Shetty, Udupi

    Sun, Jan 16 2022

    There should be reverse parking camera installed compulsory in all vehicles, Private or commercial. It should be a standard fitment. These drivers who r uneducated, inexperienced drive these loaded vehicles carelessly endangering lives of elderly people & small children.

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Sun, Jan 16 2022

    Rajesh B Shetty, Udupi, I fully agree with your comments and it makes sense. But every vehicle if I am not mistaken, must have rearview mirrors, including two-wheelers, three-wheelers. RIP, Goragappa. Condolences to his bereaved family and loved ones.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, Jan 16 2022

    people have become totally negligent and senseless after 2014

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  • VA, Dubai, Dubai

    Sun, Jan 16 2022

    Look at the degree of obsession.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Sun, Jan 16 2022

    It is rare to find a professional driver who is patient and careful, probably due to time constraints and overwork.

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