Techie crushed to death by BMTC bus after his bike skids


Team Udayavani, Apr 10, 2019, 11:47 AM IST

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Bengaluru: In a tragic incident, a software engineer was killed after a BMTC bus ran over his as his bike skidded on the slippery road in eastern Bengaluru’s Indiranagar during the rain.

The deceased is identified as Sithanathan Chinnu (35). When the accident took place he was on his way back home in BTM Layout from his office in Bagmane Tech Park.

It is gathered that, as it started to pour when Sithanathan reached 100 Feet Road. Close to the SBI junction at the 9th Main, a BMTC bus veered left at the bus stop. Sithanathan, riding left with his helmet on, applied breaks to avoid hitting the bus but the motorcycle skidded and he came under the rear wheel of the bus. Chinnu died on the spot due to fatal injuries.

His body was taken to the Bowring hospital and later handed over to his family who arrived from Dindigul, Tamil Nadu.

On receiving the information Halasuru traffic police personnel who rushed to the spot and found that the stretch had turned dangerously slippery as fruits and flowers falling from a raintree had turned mushy under the tyres of the passing vehicles.

Following the incident, the police seized the vehicles involved in the accident and booked the BMTC driver for rash and negligent driving.

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