Mangaluru: Fatal collision involving jeep, car and bike claims one life

Mohan Kuthar

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Mar 5: A tragic incident unfolded on Tuesday afternoon in front of Brahmarshee Mandir Kolya on NH 66 when a Thar jeep, driven at breakneck speed, collided with a car from behind. The impact caused the car's tire to burst, subsequently striking a bike that was traveling ahead. The bike rider lost balance and collided with the road divider, resulting in fatal injuries.

As per local accounts, the youths driving the jeep were allegedly under the influence of ganja.

The deceased has been identified as Santhosh Belchada (45), a resident of Kolya. He was returning home on his bike after completing his work for the day.

The Thar jeep, speeding recklessly, initially collided with a Baleno car carrying a family returning to Kanhangad after a visit to Dharmasthala. The impact caused the car driver to lose control, subsequently hitting the bike in front. The bike rider, Santhosh, lost control and collided with the road divider, resulting in serious injuries. Tragically, Santhosh succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital.

Santhosh is survived by parents, two daughters and wife. He was the lone bread winner of the family.

Residents of Kolya have expressed deep anger and frustration over the accident, emphasizing the urgent need for permanent traffic police patrols and barricades to control speeding on the spot. They lamented that several accidents have occurred at the same location in the past, with little to no action taken by the authorities. Additionally, they accused the three youths in the Thar jeep of being under the influence of Ganja. The locals are demanding a thorough investigation into the matter to ensure justice for the family of the deceased.





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  • Ravindra, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 06 2024

    KL registration has become headache for Kar people . They are involved in 99% accidents in Mangalore and nearby areas killing innocent people.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Mar 06 2024

    indo-somalian jeep collided with indo-somalian car ... local man peacefully riding his bike lost life ... car, jeep etc. are like "ಅಲ್ಪನಿಗೆ ಐಶ್ವರ್ಯ ಬಂದ ಹಾಗೆ" for indo-somalians ...

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  • Santhosh Santhu Vasaam, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 05 2024

    Our highways aren’t built scientifically, it’s a case of quantity versus quality, politicians & contractors who stand to benefit from these construction have vested interests. That apart, primary cause for accidents is drivers not following the time and tested Road Rules, here is the point, just see the KL vehicles driving to and from the airport, the cops are least bothered…..

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  • Ashwin Rao, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 05 2024

    These KL riders and drivers are a serious threat in driving..Have seen them having maximum triple rides with no helmets,Tampering numberplates.disfiguring number plates.driving at super speed..Why cant police take actions..We see somany traffic violations daily by the KL Riders...sadly police cant see

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Mar 05 2024

    Happened again ,and one innocent person who was driving normal lost life.Very sad ,and tragic.May his soul rest in peace.Heartfelt sympathy to the family.Hope they get some compansation from the faulty drivers insurance.Cancel the driving licence of those driving under influence of drugs .Put them behind bars .Let them be there for atleast 20years before another life looses.

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  • Vincent D'Souza, Belthangady

    Tue, Mar 05 2024

    These Neighbours are a nuisense in our State!?

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai -Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 05 2024

    RIP!! Only highways, expressways, and super expressways are being laid across the nation are breakneck speed to create world records with absolutely no attention to any road safety protocols especially over speeding and reckless driving by drug addicted spoiled brats.... yesterday few horses were found freely galloping on the same highway 🛣️; fatal accidents have increased multifold after building these highways; what is their use if there is zilch safety protocols being followed with regards to safety???

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  • Fahim Mugdi, Shiroor/ KSA

    Tue, Mar 05 2024

    In light of the tragic collision involving a jeep, car, and bike resulting in the loss of a life, it's imperative to address the broader implications regarding traffic and road safety. This unfortunate incident underscores the critical importance of proactive measures to enhance road safety and prevent such tragedies from occurring in the future.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 05 2024

    What I want to mention is that our Traffic Police must be more active. At all the places they must Random check the drivers of buses, Private car, Autorickshaw , trucks and any types of vehicles ,whether driver is under the influence of alchohol , Drug . I think atleast they can catch more than 100 cases. Don't take it lightly, put havey fine and cancel licence for one year and instead of names in news papers, publish their photos, be done only by our Traffic police joining hands with public.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 05 2024

    KL vehicles are a big nuisance in KAR. Relentlessly punish the rash drivers of KL.

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  • Bunty, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 05 2024

    Mangalore police bussy with raiding " Kori Katta"( Cock Fighting) No time to control drug supply or its consumption . People have to pay for their negligence. May be this the source they earn more than Korikatta .

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