Udupi, Nov 13, 2014: Two private buses belonging to the same company almost wreaked havoc on the Mangaluru-Udupi Highway on November 12, Wednesday resulting in two accidents and disruption of traffic for several hours. Both the buses involved in the accident belonged to K.M.S.
If one accident took place at Udyavar, another was reported from Katapady. In the first case, one of the buses hit a Maruti car near the Udyavar Katapady forest gate after plunging into a road that was closed for traffic owing to repair works. Luckily the family of one Nagaraj which was in the car escaped unhurt. However, the driver of the bus upon realising that he will be at receiving end, fled the place soon after the mishap.
In the second case, a speeding bus which was trying to overtake a lorry resulted in the bus hitting against a bike as well as the lorry. The bike rider Satish is only thanking his stars –for he escaped with minor injuries.
Kaup police who have registered a case have seized both the buses.