A 19-year-old student was among three persons killed in as many accidents on city roads, police said on Thursday.
Devanahalli resident HR Praveen Kumar (in pic), a first year BCom student, was on his way to Dr NSAM College in Yelahanka when the mishap happened around 9.30 am on Thursday.
Witnesses said the student, who was travelling on the footboard of the bus, was thrown onto the road near the Air Force Station at Yelahanka, when the driver suddenly applied the brakes.
Kumar was crushed under the wheels of a lorry that was following the bus. He died on the spot. The bus was going towards Bagalur from Devanahalli when the accident occurred.
Yelahanka traffic police registered a case on a complaint by the deceased’s college mate Ravindra, and arrested the drivers of both the vehicles. Ravindra said that the bus was overcrowded, forcing students to travel on the footboard.
The boy’s body was handed over to his parents after a post-mortem examination at the MS Ramaiah Hospital, police said.
In another accident, a 47-year-old woman, riding pillion with her son-in-law, had a fatal fall from the two-wheeler. Police said that the woman, Ramenamma, sustained severe head injuries and died on the way to a hospital.
The accident happened near YM Road near Old Madras Road around 9.30 pm on Wednesday. Police said Ramenamma was thrown off the bike when Ramaiah, her son-in-law, applied the brakes to avoid hitting a pedestrian. She was living at A Narayanapura.