Anuj Aditya (25) and Mrigank Srivastava (29) were happily returning home after catching a late night movie show. Just as their Pulsar motorcycle reached the Moolchand Flyover, around 2.40 am on Thursday, a speeding car hit them from behind, flinging them into the service lane. In a flash, their lives turned upside down.
Mrigank, who was at the controls, landed on his head, fractured his right leg and was badly bruised all over. Anuj’s cervical spine and brain stem were badly damaged. He passed out on the spot and remains in a critical condition.
But the car, a BMW bearing a ‘VIP’ number (HR 26 AK 0020) did not stop. Not, that is, till it hit a pavement 10 metres ahead. As a result of the crash, its front airbags had deployed, so the driver and his passenger were unhurt.
However, the car’s front doors had jammed. So, after puncturing the air bags and smashing the side windows, both occupants emerged from the car, and fled. Leaving Anuj and Mrigank to their own sorry fate. In their haste, the two even left behind their slippers in the car. The police also found an invitation to a party and a woman’s bag inside it.
Fortunately for Anuj and Mrigank, a police control room van spotted them on the road and rushed them to the Trauma Centre at All India Institute of Medical Science.
“Anuj was brought in a lifeless condition by the PCR van while Mrigank is completely shaken and does not remember what happened to him. He must have lost consciousness briefly after the accident and is suffering from post traumatic amnesia,” said a doctor at the Trauma Centre.
Anuj, a resident of Ghaziabad, is pursuing his post graduation in animation from a private institute while Mrigank works with a television channel.
The car’s driver, suspected to be a Punjabi Bagh resident Utsav Bhasin, and the passenger, suspected to be his sister Sakshi, had managed to elude the police till the filing of this report. A case of rash and negligent driving has been registered.