A teenager died after getting crushed under the wheels of a school bus, after falling from his bike in Chembur on Wednesday afternoon. The road was uneven and he may have fallen after losing control.
The deceased has been identified as Rohidas Shinde, 17, who was a resident of Kokan Nagar in Chembur. The incident occurred at around 4pm at R.C road in Chembur. The bus was deployed for Ryan International High School. “Shinde was using his neighbours’ bike and was over-taking a BEST bus when he fell on the road. The road is congested,” said S. G. Dal, senior police inspector, Chembur police station.
Shinde was taken to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead on arrival due to severe injuries. Shinde was heading in towards Jhama sweets from Chembur naka when the incident occurred. Certain patches of the road are riddled with potholes, a menace which has been seen at many parts in the city.
Shinde was a student at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar College in Chembur and is survived by his parents, two brothers and a sister. The police arrested the driver of the bus Dinesh Hadkar, and registered a case under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 304 A (causing death by negligence).
The accident is similar to another accident earlier this month in which a 36-year-old assistant manager with a private bank, Vijay Kendre, came under the wheels of a truck when he fell of his bike after being trapped in a pothole on Kalyan-Bhiwandi Road.
Recent accidents involving school buses
August 11: A 70-year-old senior citizen died after she was knocked down by a speeding school bus in Mulund (east). The deceased was later identified as Mangala Rane, a resident of Tata colony, who had gone to Sambhaji garden for a morning walk when the accident occurred. The garden is a popular location among local residents because of the presence of a jogging track. The accident occurred at around 7.45 am at Navghar road. “The school bus driver had picked up students from various locations and was heading to the school in Airoli at Navi Mumbai when the accident occurred,” said a police officer from Navghar police station. Investigations revealed that Rane was crossing the road when she when the driver’s side of the bus knocked her down.
July 28: Two students on motorcycle lost their lives in a freak accident. Kushal Omprakash Yadav and Shravan W Borana, both 20 years of age and residents of Antop hill died in the accident that occurred on the road opposite Champalal estate building in Sion (west) at around 8.30 am. They were second year commerce students of Rajarshi Shahu and were heading to their college. Yadav and Borana lived close to each other near Antop church. Borana took his activa motorcycle and picked up Yadav from his place after which they were heading to college before the unfortunate incident occurred.