Mangaluru: Unscientific road hump claims life of young Terrence D'Souza


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, Feb 9: A tragic incident occurred at Maroli, immediately after the flyover, where a youth lost his life in a two-wheeler accident on the night of Thursday, February 9.

The victim, identified as Terrence D'Souza (21), son of Stanley and Sunitha D'Souza from Kulshekar, met with the fatal accident when he lost balance on a road hump, causing his vehicle to fall onto the road. Sadly, his head struck the road divider, resulting in his untimely demise.

Terrence, who was en route to the petrol bunk to refuel his two-wheeler, was known for his active involvement in social and community activities in and around Cordel. With his helpful nature, he had endeared himself to the people of Kulshekar and had a strong presence as an active member of ICYM, fostering connections among the youth of Mangaluru city and its surrounding parishes. Additionally, he was pursuing his engineering studies at a private college on the outskirts of the city.

The locals have pointed to the presence of an unscientific road hump as a contributing factor to the accident, adding to the tragedy of Terrence's passing. His sudden death has cast a pall of gloom over his family.

 

 

 

  

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  • Jane Pinto-, Morgan's gate cascia

    Sat, Feb 10 2024

    Very painful news our youngsters dying in road accident.My heartfelt condolences to his parents and family .May Our Jesus Console them in their sorrow and terrible shock..May his soul rest in peace.

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  • John Monteiro, Milagres Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 10 2024

    Painful news No words God bless the family with your grace and peace Hearty condolences Eternal peace grant unto him O Lord

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  • Leeda Fernandes, Bellore-Denmark

    Sat, Feb 10 2024

    Very sad & shocking news. Wake up our road authorities we are loosing many young lifes. Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members. May Terrence`s noble soul rest in peace.

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  • Vijaya Simha, Pumpwell Flyover

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    Mangalore should learn to build roads from Kasaragod. RIP my boy! This city has failed you.

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  • Asha Vas, Angelore/Riyadh

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    Speechless nd numb to even think this huge loss for the family nd his most dear nd near ones. May he rest in peace with our merciful lord. Praying for his beloved family to gather strength to bear this agony.

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  • Richard pinto & family, Dubai/Surthkal

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    Heart breaking news, very sad heartfelt condolence family members. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai -Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    But it has happened 😔 and every other day some innocent loses his/her life due to to road crashes (in such a small city); unless people act fast as per legal options available and take the authorities to task, it will happen again and again..... and again.I don't think some God is responsible for this as GOD IS ALL INCLUSIVE!!

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  • Julia Rego, Kulshekar Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    What about the poor lighting on that stretch of the road? Can't see anything at all after night fall be it pot holes road barriers or humps. So many lives lost on these roads. Losing a child is hard. Condolences to the bereaved family. May the Lord comfort them in their grief. Rest in peace.

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  • Vivek Pai, Bangalore

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    A promising young life snatched away in its prime. I’ve known the D’Souza family for years and this should not have happened to these kind, gentle people. May the Lord rest the departed soul in eternal peace - Terrence lives on in heaven , and in our hearts. Sleep well, sweet child. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai -Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    But it has happened 😔 and every other day some innocent loses his/her life due to to road crashes (in such a small city); unless people act fast as per legal options available and take the authorities to task, it will happen again and again..... and again.I don't think some God is responsible for this as GOD IS ALL INCLUSIVE!!

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai -Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    There are very specific guidelines for laying of speed breakers in this country defined explicitly under the Indian Road Congress Guidelines; please check out for yourself!! "Speed Breakers must be used only in urban areas for minor roads and residential areas. Speed Breakers are NOT recommended on high-speed roads or highways outside urban limits. As per the Indian Road Congress guidelines, dated 12 June 1987, speed breakers must be placed on minor roads, It's very high time an expert survey and safety audit is taken of all speed breakers in this so called Smart City! While speed breakers can help in slowing down traffic and reducing high speed crashes, an unplanned or illegal speed breaker can be as much (if not more) dangerous than the high speed crashes it is trying to prevent. It is very common across India to see speed breakers being laid willy-nilly. Speed Breakers must be used only in urban areas for minor roads and residential areas. Speed Breakers are NOT recommended on high-speed roads or highways outside urban limitAs per the Indian Road Congress guidelines, dated 12 June 1987, speed breakers must be placed on minor roads,........!! IN LIEU OF THE INCREASING NUMBER OF FATAL ACCIDENTS IN THIS SMART CITY, ITS HIGH TIME THE AUTHORITIES ARE, LEGALLY, FORCED TO ORDER AN INDEPENDENT SAFETY AUDIT OF ALL SPEED BREAKERS/HUMPS/BARRICADES ETC ETC.....I BET BARELY A FEW WILL FULFILL THE SPECIFICATIONS AS MENTIONED IN THE GUIDELINES??? THIS IS THE ONLY SOLUTION TO PREVENT FURTHER FATALITIES AND MAIMING INJURIES TO THE INNOCENT PUBLIC, ESPECIALLY TWO/THREE WHEELER RIDERS! IN THIS CASE TOO THE CONSTRUCTERS OF THIS HUMP NEED TO BE LEGALLY SUED (IF THE HUMP DOESN'T ADHERE TO THE SPECIFICATIONS AS REQUIRED BY LAW!! THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO PREVENT FURTHER FATALITIES OF INNOCENT PUBLIC DUE TO THESE HUMPS!! TILL THEN ONLY DIVINE MERCY CAN PROTECT THE TRAVELLERS ON SUCH SLOPPY ROADS! Please note that this is a very personal opinion based on my knowledge and perception.

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  • Ananda Moorthi., Thokkottu, 575017.

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    Sir, i think you are not a Padestrian.I read your Long paragraph.Now i Request you sir, please try to CROSS the ROAD in Peak Hour at L.H.H.Road, ( Light House wHill) Mangalore.The Concerned officers are not Responding.only Giving Speeces in schools about ROAD SAFETY.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai -Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 10 2024

    @Ananda, your comments are veering away from what I was trying to express🤔😞🙏

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  • Kumar, Puttur

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    Humps really don't make sense If one is cautious and responsible they'll definitely slow down wherever necessary It's just a discomfort for all, we already have lot of pot holes to deal with

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  • Ananda Moorthi., Thokkottu, 575017.

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    SPEED BREAKER which Really Slows the Speed is NECESSARY at JUNCTIONS

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  • Manoj Louis, Kavoor

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    RIP Terrence💐 Condolences to the bereaved fly.

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  • Sylvia pereira, Kinnigoli

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    Very sad incident. May his Noble soul rest in eternal peace Amen. Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family

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  • CHARLES SALDANHA, Malad -Malwani

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    Tragic news.The department which designed the unscientific road hump should be held responsible for the death of the young boy and should get punishment.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    RIP, condolences to his family.

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  • Simon DSouza & Fly, Bajpe, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    Heartfelt condolences to the family members. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Renraj, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    Very tragic loss of young life. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    Why is the Administration not Apologetic ...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    These Shameless Authorities have to Apologize ...

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  • Renilda, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    Sympathies to the family members.. Request to all the Youngsters please drive slowly and safely as you dont know these roads end up with ponds and pits and humps anywhere in between the roads. Also wear a proper helmet.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai -Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    RIP bro! Empathize with the family members at their very precious loss. Spate of fatal accidents in such a small city is unimaginable; multiple factors including haphazard road construction without following any sort of safety protocols and tendency to overspeed due to wider concrete roads (sans safety protocols) being the main reasons!!

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  • Flora Dsouza, Kalmady/Jerimeri-Mumbai

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    Very sad & shocking news!!! Such a nice Boy, its too early to leave this World. May be God wants him more on Heaven than on Earth. Its very painful for his Parents. May his soul rest in peace and eternal light shine upon him. Deep sympathies to his Parents and all his near & dear ones.

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  • Santosh Bennet VAS, Mangalore / Bangalore

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    Corrupt illiterate politicians , half baked Engineers in connivance with the fly by night so called contractors are responsible for the un scientifically built roads, there is no accountability whatsoever, 2 wheelers are the worst affected as one has to focus more bending their heads to look for pot holes, humps, loose sand, fish oil puddles etc. Only solution the persons responsible for the death of this promising young lad should be jailed ….. our sympathies and prayers with the parents of Terrence. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Rajender, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    ROAd Humps. Many a times without reflective paints Or. Markers .. At night difficult to identify .. abrupt one encounters dividers road humps .. especially head lamps without using dipper by oncoming vehicles

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  • Anil D'Sa, Cordel, Kulshekar

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    Dear D'Souza Family, Heartfelt condolences at the sad and untimely demise of your beloved son. He will be fondly remembered for his active involvement in all the activities of the Church and especially ICYM and his ideas and contribution during Church renovation. May his gentle soul rest in eternal peace. May Mother Mary comfort the bereaved Family in Her loving embrace.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    RIP...lesser said the better....high corruption and no answerability on the part of the concerned authorities plus the every buzdil public....we have to be careful...even i ride two wheeler but only at 40 km speed....

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  • Prudy, udapi

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    Very Sad RIP Terrence

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  • Joy, Mangaluru

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    Easily we are forgetting the importance of a helmet, and blaming the road on many 2 wheeler are plying everyday

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  • Prathima, Bantwal

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    The road humps are really horrific for 2 wheeler riders. Even if you wear helmet it wouldn't help in anyways. I have the experience myself hitting the road with helmet. Sometimes these humps are not visible as there are no street lights. Kindly do not blame everytime for the helmets. I do not think people with helmets on didn't loose life on road.

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    People die even with helmet, so whom should we blame?. Its not the NHAI or politicians but the illiterate people who vote them

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    May his soul rest in peace. There are thousands of road humps in Mangalore without warning boards or reflective florocent paint.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    Humps are unscientific and they are not painted or signboard indicating their presence. Added to this our youngsters don't wear helmets and ride speedily as less traffic exists on roads at night. Anyway his time has come, Rest in Peace Terrence.

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  • Basil Vincent Dsa, Valencia /Neermarga. Mangalore.

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    May His Soul Rest In Peace. Condolences to Family members.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    Smart City's unscientific humps causing lives of ordinary citizens. RIP to the deceased youth.

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  • Ivan Pinto, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    may his soul rest in peace. unsceintific humps and unscientific signals at pedestrian crossings every where in Mangalore,specially at Hampankatta circle. we are having signal lights where even police personnel are not following or they are not able to follow? or whether these signals are designed in such a way creating confusion with every one? Any one who is concerned have tested? only god almighty come to the help of the Pedestrians. whether concerned authorities are waiting for the casualties to happen?/////

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  • Yogi, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    My deep sympathies to family members of this victim. The concerned authorities have always turned a blind eye to the local peoples woes. Punish the culpable

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  • Prakash, Manipal

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    Really tragic and saddening incident... Such a good looking boy with lots of life ahead of him... Lots of times he would have passed on the same road... But fate had its calling on the night of destiny... Now we can blame the science of the hump but a precious life has been snatched from our midst... RIP to the young soul...

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  • Fernandes, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    Very sad news. May his soul rest in eternal peace. My heartfelt condolences to his family. Almighty Lord give them courage to bear the sorrow. At least now can the concerned authority wakeup from sleep?

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  • gratia, mangaluru

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    heart breaking news , very sad, lord we pray kindly give strength to his family members to bear this loss

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  • rajesh, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    No road hump is scientific -- where is the question of scientific-- there are no norms set-- At such a young age a promising youth has lost his life for gross negligence by authorities -- There should be accountability -- guilty taken to task--culpable murder-

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  • Wilfred / Leena / Wilson, Kulshekar Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 09 2024

    May the Almighty , Merciful and Ever Loving God Grant Eternal Rest to his Soul and Give Strength , Courage and Boldness to Bear the Great Loss and Carry on in Life Amidst the Sad and Very Painful Situation.

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