Bengaluru: Two riders plunge to death from Electronic City flyover
Bengaluru, Sep 15: The busy Electronics City Elevated Expressway, continues to be a danger spot for motorists in the city.
In a chilling accident, a man and a woman travelling on a bike died on the spot after they were hit by a speeding car on the Electronics City flyover & fell off 30 feet below, onto the surface road last night. The identity of the victims is yet to be established.
The man and woman, who were on the Tamil Nadu-registered two-wheeler, tossed in the air before crashing on the road, succumbed to injuries on the spot after the mishap on the Electronic City Elevated Expressway on Tuesday night.
The two were reportedly on their way to Hosur, about 40 kms from here, in the neighbouring Tamil Nadu.
The 23-year-old car driver was also injured in the grisly accident and has been hospitalised.
Some passersby alerted the police who shifted the bodies to the mortuary for postmortem.
Police have registered a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder under section 304 of the IPC and initiated investigation.
Karnataka | A man and a woman travelling on a bike died on the spot after they were hit by a speeding car on the Electronics City flyover & fell off the flyover last night. A case has been registered: Bengaluru Traffic Police pic.twitter.com/PPfudugqJH— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2021
When opened to the public in January 2010, promised to provide a faster and signal-free corridor for motorists. But the 9.98 km flyover which comes under three police station limits - Madiwala, Hulimavu and Electronics City, has been racking up a high count of fatalities.
As many as 45 accidents have already been recorded on the stretch this year, with over 60 per cent of them involving two-wheelers.
January 2018: Software engineer killed after colliding with a stationary car
October 2017: Biker and pillion rider fell from the flyover after their two-wheeler was hit by a car
May 2017: 28-year-biker hit the retaining wall of the flyover and fell down to road below