Bengaluru: A joyride on Tuesday night went awry for a 20-year-old woman, who was riding pillion, and she died of grievous head injuries in a road accident in Chikkajala traffic police station limits. The deceased, Vidheesha Prakash, a third year student of Srishti Institute of Arts and Design and a native of Allahabad, was fatally knocked down when a lorry hit her bike near a flyover.
The bike rider, Harsha, her college mate, sustained injuries and is undergoing treatment at a private hospital. He is said to be out of danger, the police added.
Vidheesha, who was residing at a paying guest accommodation in Yelahanka New Town, went for a joyride with three friends after dinner on two bikes towards the airport. While the men were riding the bikes, the women were at the pillion.
At around 11.30 pm, when they reached the Vidyanagar flyover, a speeding lorry, heading in the same direction, knocked Harsha’s bike (AP 23 AA 2015) from behind. Harsha lost control over the bike and both fell down. Vidheesha sustained grievous head injuries as she was wearing a half-helmet, while Harsha sustained abrasions all over the body, the police said.
The two students on the other bike stopped and sought help to rush their injured friends to Columbia Asia Hospital in Hebbal, where Vidheesha was declared brought dead and Harsha was hospitalised, the police stated. The four friends stayed at different paying guest accommodation in Yelahanka New Town, the police added.
Chikkajala police rushed to the spot and seized the lorry (KA 04 7505) and arrested the driver, identified as Krishnan, 45. They have booked a case of negligent and rash driving causing death and are investigating further.
The police have informed the parents of the deceased in Allahabad, who are on their way to the city. The body was shifted to M.S. Ramaiah Hospital for post-mortem.