Kundapur, July 24: A lorry driver who was reportedly speeding the vehicle in a drunken condition rammed into three pedestrians at Koteshwar bypass road here on Wednesday July 23. The mishap caused death of one person and seriously injured the other two.
Srinivas Bhat (60), a resident of Gopady is the deceased person, he was a priest at Harihara temple in Kumbhashi. Manasa (25), a resident of Arasarabettu, Beejady and Ravindra from Kalligudde, Vakwady sustained serious injuries.
The driver of the lorry has been identified as Asif. He was on the way back after unloading rice bags at a godown in Koteshwar when the accident took place. It is said that the driver was drunk and was trying to overtake another vehicle. Asif ran over the three persons who were walking by the side of the road and came to a stop after hitting an electric pole causing the pole to dislocate.
Due to the accident, Srinivas died on the spot while Manasa and Ravindra sustained serious injuries. Manasa was shifted to Manipal hospital and Ravindra was admitted to local hospital.
Kundapur traffic police have registered a case.