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Mumbai biker dies as he hits stationary tempo, is dragged by passing car for a few metres

The car’s driver did not bother to apply brakes in time and fled from the spot, police said

mumbai Updated: Oct 06, 2017 08:37 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
The accident occurred on the Vakola flyover, which is a part of the Western Express Highway.
The accident occurred on the Vakola flyover, which is a part of the Western Express Highway.(PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATION ONLY)

A 55-year-old biker was killed on the Vakola flyover after he hit a stationary tempo and fell before being dragged by a sedan for about 20 feet on Tuesday. The driver of the sedan did not stop to help the victim, police said.

According to the Vakola police, around 5pm, Mohammad Jhakki, 55, a businessman, was heading back to his Mazgaon home from Andheri.

Jhakki was wearing a helmet, police said. He did not see the stationary tempo. “The tempo’s tyre had burst and the driver had parked it at the corner of the bridge and was replacing the punctured tyre. Jhakki did not apply the brakes in time and crashed into the tempo,” said a police officer.

“He suffered serious injuries. But then a fast-moving Honda car dragged him ahead a few metres. The car’s driver did not bother to apply brakes in time and fled from the spot. If the driver had stopped the car, Jhakki could have been saved,” said the officer.

The CCTV camera on the flyover is not functioning, police said. But with the help of an eyewitness, the police reconstructed the sequence of events and also spotted the white Honda car in footage captured by CCTV cameras below the bridge. No motorist stopped to help Jhakki except for one biker who alerted the cops. The cops then rushed to the spot and took him to nearby VN Desai hospital, but he was declared dead on admission.

A police officer said, “Jhakki lived alone at his aunt’s place. He had separated from his wife. He and his cousin run a candle-making business. His cousin brother filed a First information Report (FIR) under sections 279 and 304 A of the IPC and 134 A and B of the Motor Vehicle Act for rash and negligent driving causing death and running away from the spot without rendering any help.”