Reckless driver claims two lives on Airport Road

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-03-12 10:42 Bengaluru: Two persons, including a pedestrian, were killed and one injured when a speeding taxi knocked them down in front of Indian Air Force (IAF) station on Bengaluru International Airport road on Friday morning.The Yelahanka traffic police identified the deceased as Ramakrishnappa, 35, a construction labourer and a resident of Chikkaballapur, and Pavan, 26, a resident of Byatarayanapura and an employee of a private firm. Pavan's friend Shankar, 30, was injured in the incident but is out of danger.Police said that Ramakrishnappa was killed on the spot when he was hit by a speeding car around 9am. The driver of the speeding car, in his bid to flee, later rammed into a bike, killing the bike rider Pavan instantly. The pillion rider Shankar fell on the road and was rushed to a nearby hospital.The bodies have been shifted to Yelahanka Government Hospital and were later handed over to their relatives after the postmortem examination.The police have taken up a case of hit and run against unknown car and launched manhunt for the driver.