Kundapur: Mamith Poojary (24) of Trasi died in a road mishap that took place near the Gangolli police station on Monday evening.
Mamit, Keshava, Ganesh and Mahesh were in a Maruti Omni car. A private bus from Bhatkal towards Kundapur was ahead of them. While attempting to overtake the bus, the driver of Omni suddenly observed another car approaching from the opposite direction. He suddenly applied brakes.
As a result, the Omni car swerved to the left and banged the side of the bus. The car got smashed and all occupants were critically injured.
Among them, Mamit was the worst affected and he died on the way while being taken to the hospital. Other injured are being treated in a hospital in Kundapur.
The traffic on the national highway was affected for some time. The police arrived from Gangolli registered a case.