Mangaluru: Radhakrishna Acharya (45), an autorickshaw driver by profession from Kotekar, died after being hit by a speeding car on NH 66 near his house on Monday night.
As has been his practice, he had just parked his vehicle in the compound of an acquaintance and walking back home. The car, the identity of which is not known, hit him. He lay on the road bleeding.
Neither neighbours nor passersby came to his assistance for about 20 minutes. Another rickshawdriver who happened to pass by, assisted by a passenger, shifted him to a private hospital in Thokkottu.
But he was declared dead since he had suffered excessive bleeding.