Businessman crushes scooter in fallen tree and dies in Jayanagar, Karnataka – The New Indian Express

Through Express news service

BENGALURU: A 73-year-old businessman died after crashing his scooter into a fallen tree in Jayanagar in the early hours of Monday, October 4, 2021. The incident followed heavy rains, which began on Sunday evening. BBMP officials, along with Jayanagar Traffic Police, inspected the crash site. The deceased was identified as BS Nagaraj Dhanya, a resident of Thyagarajanagar, who ran a cafe in Jayanagar.

A senior police officer said the incident happened around 5 a.m. as Nagaraj walked towards the cafe. It was dark and he didn’t notice that a tree had fallen across the road. He crashed into his two-wheeler, fell and was seriously injured. He was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

“We looked at the CCTV footage and found that there was a coconut tree inside a living room, which fell on the main road around 4.30am. Nagaraj was the first person to cross this road afterwards, his scooter crashing into the tree. As he was not wearing a helmet, he suffered serious head injuries, ”the officer said.

PC Rao, President of the Bruhat Bangalore Hotels Association, said: “Nagaraj was the former secretary of the Bangalore Hotel Association and the Karnataka Hotel Association. He was very active in the industry and in several associations … it’s a great loss for us.

Based on a complaint from Nagaraj’s brother Vasudeva Dhanya, the police registered a case of an accident. However, no case has been recorded against the BBMP, the officer added. The BBMP control room said seven incidents of trees falling due to the rain had been reported – two in the eastern area, three in the western area and two in the southern area. The congestion of roads and the entry of water into houses have also been reported.
India’s meteorological department has predicted thunderstorms, heavy rains, lightning and gusts in the capital, as well as other southern districts through October 7. They put the districts of Shivamogga, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan and Kodagu on alert for October 6 and 7.


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