Mangaluru, August 7, 2022: A 20-year-old youth was killed, when he fell on the road from a scooter in a bid to avoid a pothole at Kandettu Cross in Bikkarnakatta on Saturday.
The deceased identified as Aathish, a resident of Konchady, Mangaluru.
Owing to the water logging, Aathish did not notice a pothole on the road until the last moment. When he tried to maneuver the two-wheeler around the pothole he lost control of the vehicle and it was flung in the air. The vehicle crashed onto the divider some 50 feet away and Aatish’s head hit the iron reflector pole installed on the divider.
He sustained injuries due to the impact of the mishap and though he was rushed to a hospital, he died en route.