A terrible accident was caught on camera from Bengaluru on Friday, May 20, as a speeding car suddenly drove into a group of pedestrians walking by the side of the road. One man died in the incident while three others have been injured. CCTV visuals of the accident show a man being flung off the road due to the impact. The incident happened on the busy Outer Ring Road (ORR) in Bengaluruâ€™s Banashankari, near the Kathriguppe junction.
The CCTV footage shows some people walking against the traffic on the side of the road when suddenly, a blue-coloured hatchback car accelerates and speeds into the frame, first knocking into a man and then driving into three others, throwing them off the ground.
Due to the impact of the crash, a man, who was first hit by the car, is flung headfirst onto some two-wheelers parked on the footpath. The two-wheelers collapse on him due to the impact. He is seen lying there, writhing in pain. The injured man was identified as Suresh, who succumbed to injuries later.
The visuals also show three others lifted onto the carâ€™s bonnet and then thrown off before the blue car crashes into another car and halts. The visuals show the front of the blue car was smashed in completely.
The CCTV then also shows a man, very shaken, coming out of the blue car that crashed onto the roadside. It is not known yet whether he was the one driving the car, as he stepped out from the non-driverâ€™s end of the car. The man who can be seen wearing a dark shirt, walks out of the car, clutching his head, seemingly injured and bleeding. He tries to walk to the man lying on the footpath among the fallen two-wheelers. The passenger of the crashed car is seen standing near the severely injured man, and signalling to others on the street to help him.
While Suresh succumbed to his injuries, three others who were also injured in the accident are undergoing treatment.
As per local media, the driver lost control of the car and is assumed to have accelerated instead of slamming down the breaks. The driver reportedly works as an assistant director, and after finishing a shoot, he was returning home when the incident occurred. A few cars and two-wheelers were also damaged in the process.
CCTV footage of the accident: (Warning: Visuals can be disturbing)
Horrible #Accident in #Bengaluru: A pedestrian died and three injured when a speeding car ploughed into them on Outer Ring Road (#ORR) near #Banashankari. The driver was low on sleep, arrested. @NammaBengaluroo @WFRising @BLRrocKS @ShyamSPrasad @peakbengaluru @TOIBengaluru pic.twitter.com/gfhu4NmuTCâ€” Rakesh Prakash (@rakeshprakash1) May 20, 2022
The driver, who has been identified as one Mukesh by Kannada media, has been arrested. A case has been registered against him at the Banashankari police station, according to reports.