Mangaluru: Mangaluru: A 34-year-old man died on the spot when a service bus hit his two-wheeler near Moti Mahal here, on July 6.
The deceased has been identified as Sarfraz (34), a native of Goa. He was married to a girl from Yekkur.
According to an eyewitness, the bus “YenYes”, plying from B C Road to Statebank, was travelling at a high speed. As the bus reached near Moti Mahal, it hit the two-wheeler from behind, killing the rider on the spot. The rider was immediately rushed to the government Wenlock hospital, where he was pronounced brought dead.
As soon as the accident took place, people gathered at the spot. The public called the police control room at 2:15 pm, but only one policeman reached the spot after 30 minutes. Later, more policemen and a PCR arrived at the spot. Soon after the accident, the driver tried to flee. This triggered ire from the public and they attempted to thrash him.
A traffic policeman on duty arrived at the spot but was unable to control the crowd. As more people gathered, the situation got worse and they once again attempted to assault the driver. Later, more police arrived at the spot and took the driver into custody.
Speaking to Mangalorean.com, one of Sarfraz ‘s relative said that Sarfraz had come to Mangaluru to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with his in-law’s at Yekkur. He was supposed to go back to Goa on July 6 at 3 pm and later fly to the Gulf.
People who had gathered said that most of the bus drivers drive recklessly which is the main reason for many accidents. Strict laws should be enforced to control reckless driving and stop such accidents.