Lorry hits truck parked without lights, one killed

A 20-year-old man was killed and another injured when a speeding lorry collided with a stationary container truck on NICE Road in Electronics City past Friday midnight. The deceased, Prem Kumar, was a native of Walajapet in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, and was the lorry cleaner while the injured is lorry driver Babu. According to the police, the accident occurred around 12.30 am when a container truck driver pulled in on NICE Road without any indicators or blinkers on.

The driver of the container truck had pulled in near Basavapura bridge, 200 metres from the toll booth, to attend the natures call, police added. Babu failed to notice the parked truck and crashed into it. Cleaner Kumar was trapped inside the vehicle with his left leg dismembered. Passersby informed the police who called for a crane to the spot. The crane that started from Thalaghattapura toppled and fell into a gorge near Kumaraswamy Layout, injuring the driver and a few helpers.

Police then called another crane to the spot and separated the vehicles. By the time Kumar was extricated from the mangled remains, he had bled profusely. He was rushed in an ambulance to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead. Truck driver Babu sustained injuries and has been admitted to a private hospital. The Electronics City traffic police have registered a case and have booked both the truck drivers under IPC section 304-A...

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