Two college students died in a motocycle accident on the Western Express Highway (WEH) after an unidentified vehicle knocked them down in Kandivli on Monday. The youngsters were lying injured on the road until a patrolling constable rushed them to a hospital.
Saad Tirandas and Bilal Ansari, both aged 20, were headed towards Bandra where they study in Rizvi College. They were riding a scooter on the northbound stretch of the WEH and had reached Thakur Complex when the accident took place around 5.30pm.
According to preliminary investigations conducted by the Samta Nagar police, the unidentified vehicle hit their scooter because of which they lost control over the two-wheeler.
“Their scooter crashed into the divider and they were flung off their bike on to the southbound stretch of the flyover. They sustained severe head injuries,” said Dilip Yadav, senior inspector at Samta Nagar police station.
The bikers were not wearing helmets at the time of the incident, the police said.
As the bikers lay injured on the road, various vehicles passed by, but no one rushed them to the hospital, the police said. Eventually a constable, who was passing by, stopped his bike and rushed to help the duo.
“The constable attached with Samta Nagar police station took the boys to a nearby hospital in an autorickshaw. However, it was too late by then. The boys were declared dead,” said an officer.
The police have registered a case of causing death due to negligence and rash driving against an unidentified motorist.