Bantwal: Fate snatched away the life of Satish Shetty (45), a resident of Kuppila in the taluk, while he was waiting in a bus-stop in Talapadi near B C Road here on Tuesday afternoon.
A lorry transporting watermelons from Andhra was speeding towards Mangaluru. The driver is said to have lost control over the vehicle and rammed into the bus-stop and rolled over.
Shetty was critically injured and rushed to a hospital in Mangaluru. He succumbed to the injuries there.
The driver and conductor fled the scene immediately after the mishap. Many passing vehicles stopped over or slowed down. This resulted in a heavy traffic jam. It was cleared with the arrival of the police.
The bus shelter got smashed in the incident. The lorry also knocked down two electric poles.