news Friday, February 27, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | February 27, 2015 | 08:51 am IST  A stretch in Bengaluru infamous for having a notorious lane indiscipline record, on Thursday witnessed another gruesome accident which claimed the lives of two people.  A speeding water tanker hit 20 pedestrians and crashed into a motorbike near the Hebbal flyover on Thursday afternoon. The incident, which took place after the tanker jumped signal near Esteem mall in Hebbal on Bellary Road, also grievously injured three people who have been hospitalised, states a report by The New Indian Express.  The deceased have reportedly been identified as 19-year-old Arpita, a first-year B Com student from Sindhi College, and 25-year-old Anand.  Though the spot has been identified by the police as an accident prone area, and is also known as a 'black spot', nothing had been done to prevent accidents. The lane, which witnesses heavy traffic movement, along with heavy pedestrian movement, is said to have very few speed breakers and few traffic signals. Also, since there are several colleges in the vicinity, a high number of pedestrians are said to be students. The area reportedly has a long history of accidents.  The incident was captured on a CCTV camera in a near by ATM. News 9 uploaded the CCTV footage of the horrific incident.  (Disclaimer: Viewer discretion is advised ) According to a Bangalore Mirror report, 'Of the 1 lakh-odd cases booked against motorists for lane indiscipline in Bengaluru last year, the traffic police claim a whopping 85,000 of these were recorded on Bellary Road alone.' The report also states that the BBMP in 2012 proposed that a skywalk be built in front of Esteem Mall on Bellary Road after a study found that the area witnessed heavy and fast moving traffic, along with a high number of pedestrians, mostly students. However, the project was later shelved.  Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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