Magadi: Three women, all occupants inside the car were crushed to death in an accident, when their vehicle along with an auto rickshaw got crushed under a tipper truck in the outskirts of the city on December 15.
Chennamma (45), Jyothi (29) and Pushpa (21), all residents of Kottigepalya travelling in the car were killed on the spot.
The accident occurred when the auto driver Basanth tried to overtake an Alto car at around 5 PM near Honnaganahalli and almost crashed into the oncoming tipper truck. The truck driver in an attempt to avert the accident applied instant brakes. Unfortunately, the truck toppled and both auto rickshaw and car came under the truck and were crushed in the process, killing all the car occupants on the spot. However, both car and auto rickshaw drivers had a miraculous escape in the horrific accident.
The injured auto passengers were rushed to the nearby Kenganar hospital in Kachohalli limits.
Tavarekere police have registered a case into the incident.