Udupi, Jun 16: A 27-year-old youth lost his life while his female colleague suffered injuries when speeding tanker knocked down a motorbike on National Highway 66 at Padubidri on Friday afternoon.
The deceased has been identified as Deepak, a resident of Urva in Mangaluru. The gut-wrenching tragedy occurred when he was riding towards Mangaluru. A female crew member of an event management firm was riding pillion with him.
Deepak, who used to work with event management firms, had been to Gem and Jewel programme held at Canara Complex located at Karavali bypass road in Udupi.
After the event he was returning to Mangaluru along with the girl. When they reached near SS Bar at Padubidri, a Tamil Nadu registered tanker transporting petrol from Mangaluru to Odisha, rammed into their motorbike.
A critically injured Deepak breathed his last while being taken to a hospital. The girl is undergoing treatment at a private hospital, police sources said.
Padubidri: Speeding tanker kills biker, injures pillion rider