Cyclist crushed, pedestrian killed in hit-and-run accident in Merces, Goa. Goa News – Times of India

Panaji: A cyclist was crushed to death by a cement-mixer truck at the Dabolim-Bogmalo junction in a blood-soaked Saturday, while a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run accident at Merse in Goa.
The cyclist came under the front wheel of the truck on the four lane highway at the intersection.
The Vasco police have identified the deceased from the Aadhaar card recovered from his pocket. The victim is 35-year-old Kharbi Prasad, originally from Maharashtra, who lived in Dabolim.
The accident has been reported around 5.40 pm. The truck had stopped at a traffic signal and the cyclist was on the left side of the truck. When the light turned green, the truck started moving towards Verna.
According to the police, the cyclist unknowingly came in front of the truck and the truck driver did not see the cyclist.
In the hit-and-run case, 39-year-old Manoj Sasidharan, a resident of Merces, died after being hit by a vehicle. The police are yet to trace the vehicle.
The Old Goa police have registered an FIR for rash and negligent driving and causing death by negligence. Section 134(a)(b) of the Motor Vehicles Act has also been invoked.
Sasidharan was hit by a vehicle being driven in a dangerous manner near Manas at Merces Circle around 3 am on Saturday, police said. Police said the driver did not bother to take the victim to a hospital or call the police.
Sasidharan succumbed to his injuries at the Goa Medical College and Hospital in Bambolim. Police has issued an alert to identify the accused.
Tension prevailed at the accident site at Dabolim-Bogmalo junction as the body of the cyclist was lying under the truck in the middle of the road.
Vasco police reached the spot to clear the heavy traffic jam. The dead body has been sent for postmortem.