MAPUSA: Two persons from , a 37-year-old mother and her 5-year-old son, were killed on the spot after the two-wheeler on which they were riding was hit by a truck near Braganza hotel in , on Thursday. The woman’s father-in-law, who was also riding on the same scooter, was injured.
Police said the two-wheeler on which Bhanudas Pednekar, his daughter-in-law Seema and grandson Siddharth were riding was hit by a truck also travelling in the same direction.

The two-wheeler was just entering the town when the truck dashed into it from the rear.

Due to the impact, Bhanudas was thrown off the two-wheeler and onto the footpath, while the mother and son fell in the middle of the road and were run over by the same truck, which was on duty and had a crane mounted on it.

A large number of people gathered at the spot and demanded that police immediately arrest the truck driver, who escaped from the site after the .

Bhanudas was shifted to the North Goa district hospital at Peddem, while the deceased were taken to Goa Medical College.

Police said that the driver Abdul Subar, from Bihar, has been arrested for driving in a reckless manner and that further investigation is in progress.

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