A poorly constructed unscientific speed bump near a private school in Mahantesh Nagar Sector No. 12 of Belagavi has tragically claimed the life of a young man. The locals report that this speed bump was hastily erected only yesterday evening.
Late last night, 23-year-old Prateek Hongal, a resident of Mahantesh Nagar, lost control of his two-wheeler and collided with a tipper parked on the side of the road a few meters away. Unfortunately, the accident went unnoticed due to the late hour.
Around 5:30 in the morning, a local resident on their way to the temple discovered a young man lying on Road. As he did not have a phone with him, they were unable to call for help. When Prateek’s mother finally called on his phone, the passerby answered and told him about the accident and it was too late, and the young man had already passed away.
The residents of Mahantesh Nagar are outraged that unscientific speed bumps have been installed in many parts of the area, leading to frequent accidents and injuries. They have called on the authorities to take action and remove these dangerous obstacles. Additionally, they have demanded that vehicles, such as tippers, should not be parked on the roadside.
Prateek Hongal’s elder brother, who had recently completed his engineering studies and was working in a private company in Pune, is now mourning the loss of his younger brother. Prateek was living alone with his mother, and his untimely death left the family devastated. They are calling for immediate action to prevent others from suffering the same fate.
A case has been registered at Malamaruti Police Station, and the investigation is ongoing. It is imperative that the authorities take swift action to address the issue of dangerous speed bumps and prevent further loss of life.