Two people were killed and at least eight were injured in an accident involving two trucks, a car and five bikes near Belavatta Outer Ring Road on Tuesday night.
The deceased have been identified as Vishakanta(52) and his wife Hemavathi(44) from Belagola. Their grandchildren Prakash, Ashwini, Shivanna, Prajwal and Raju suffered severe injuries and were hospitalised.
The accident occurred when the overspeeding truck hit the car from the back, resulting in the death of two members of a family. The intensity of the accident was such that a truck that was in front of the car collided with five bikes, resulting in severe damages to three bikes and nearly eight people were injured. The driver of the truck fled from the spot and a case has been registered in VV Puram Traffic Police Station.
The pile-up resulted in a traffic jam for a long time in the Outer Ring Road and the traffic was cleared after the arrival of traffic police to the spot.