The incident near Ashoka Circle, close to Fort Belagavi, has left a young man from Maruti Nagar dead. The unfortunate incident occurred on Friday at approximately 10.45 pm when a truck, attempting to avoid barricades, drove in the wrong direction and collided with a motorcycle.
An FIR has been filed against the truck driver at the Traffic North Division police station. The deceased, Shrikant Suresh Hampannawar, aged 32, resided in Marutinagar, Belagavi. He was en route to the city on his motorcycle when the accident took place. The barricades were set up ahead on the road from Ashoka Pillar to Gandhinagar.
Tragically, the collision between the truck and the bike resulted in severe injuries for Srikanth. Despite efforts to transport him to Civil Hospital, he succumbed to his injuries on the way. Srikanth leaves behind his parents, wife, two children, and sister.
According to the traffic police, the accident was caused by the truck driver’s reckless decision to drive in the wrong direction.