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Mumbai: 2 men speeding on scooter killed in accident near sea link

mumbai Updated: Oct 24, 2016 13:25 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu

Two men in their 20s died early on Monday near the Bandra Worli sea link. They were speeding on a scooter, riding without helmets.

The police said the rider lost control, crashed into the U-bridge railing near Bandra reclamation and fell off the bridge.

Earlier this year, HT as part of its road safety campaigns, reported about the U-bridge being accident-prone. several fatal accidents have taken place at the spot in the past two years.

The incident took place around 12.30am. Akshay Korade, 24, and Shaukat Mugal, 22, were riding a friend’s Honda Dio bike. Korade took it for a spin with Mugal.

An officer from the Bandra police station said, “The accident could have been averted if they were driving at a normal speed. But they were speeding. They were taking a right turn when they hit the railing and thrown off the bridge.”

The officer said the bikers’ heads were smashed in from the impact. “They were taken to Bhabha Hospital, but declared brought dead. This is the second such incident this year.”

The police found a mobile phone and a few hundred rupees. They said it did not seem like the men were driving drunk, but blood samples have been taken.

The accident took place at a time when the Bandra police and traffic division were conducting a drive against rash driving nearby.