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Bangalore traffic cops score a hit on Facebook

The accident,involving a motorcycle and a white Maruti 800,occurred on Monday morning at the Garebhavipalya junction near Electronics City in Bangalore.

A CCTV video of a hit-and-run posted by the Bangalore Traffic Police on their Facebook page on Monday evening has elicited an overwhelming response,with over 27,000 shares on the social networking website in just three days.

The accident,involving a motorcycle and a white Maruti 800,occurred on Monday morning at the Garebhavipalya junction near Electronics City in Bangalore. The 49-second video shows the biker waiting under an overpass to cross the road when a speeding car swerves right and violently rams into the bike,sending it flying to the opposite side of the road. The alert biker,identified as Veeru Paksha Nayak,who promptly removed his hands from the handlebars and took a step back,miraculously survived.

Traffic police said the biker,who was sans helmet,is out of danger and in hospital with a fractured leg. M A Saleem,Additional Commissioner of Police,Traffic and Security,Bangalore,told The Indian Express police had not yet been able to trace the white Maruti or its driver. “The video was posted on Facebook in the hope that the public could assist in our search,” he added.

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First published on: 25-11-2011 at 12:52:47 am
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