Mangaluru, Aug 08, 2020: A lady scooterist was injured when her two-wheeler was hit by a car at Kadri Kambla Road on August 7, Friday.
The injured woman Vanishree from BC Road has been admitted to a private hospital. MLA U T Khader who happened to pass that way stopped his vehicle and took the injured lady to the hospital in his vehicle.
In the CCTV visuals, one can see Vanishree on her white two-wheeler, as she was heading towards Attavar at around 9 am. However, as she neared the four-road intersection near Kadri Kambla junction, her scooter was hit by a black Hyundai i10. The impact of the collision was such that Vanishree fell over on the car bonnet. However, the car driver did not apply brakes and despite the aghast onlookers shouting and signalling, the car kept moving, dragging Vanishree along and causing her to come under the car. About five meters after the collision, the driver abruptly applied the brakes and passersby gathered around the car.
A police official reveals that a case is registered against Ravikumar KG, the driver of the Hyundai i10, at Kadri East Traffic Police Station. However, the cop added that Ravi Kumar, who is a senior citizen, admitted that he did not intend to run over the woman but in panic lost control and pressed the accelerator instead of the brakes. Ravikumar also accompanied the woman to the hospital.
Vanishree is a resident of Bantwal, but has been working in a firm in Mangaluru. She has suffered injuries on her hip and is currently out of danger. She is recuperating in a private hospital.