Udupi: A 39-year-old man died when a car hit his bike at Kunjibettu here on August 26.
The deceased has been identified as Abhay Ballal (39), son of Gopi Ballal from Carstreet.
According to police Abhay was on his way to the shop on his bike, at Kunjibettu while he was taking a turn, a car belong to builder Laxminarayan Tantry hit his bike from the opposite direction. Abhay was thrown to the road and was severely injured. He was rushed to the hospital but breathed his last.
As soon as the incident took place the driver of the car fled from the spot.
A case has been registered in the Udupi Traffic police station against Tantry and his car has been seized. Search is on for the driver.