In two separate road accidents, a 25-year-old biker did on the Western Express Highway near Santacruz on Tuesday, and a 57-year-old pedestrian was grievously injured at Borivli on Wednesday.
The biker was allegedly hit by a speeding tempo. The Vakola police arrested the driver, Yogendralal Pandey, on charges of causing death due to negligence.
The deceased, Imran Mehendi Hassan Shaikh, sustained serious injuries on his head and limbs after being dragged along the flyover for about 20 to 25 meters, the police said. A passing motorist stopped the car and rushed Shaikh to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
Shaikh was employed with a private firm in Churchgate. He lived in Powai with his mother, a housewife and elder brother.
“When he reached Santacruz (East), a speeding tempo heading in the same direction hit his bike from the side while cutting lanes,” said an official from the Vakola police station.
In Borivli, a school bus ferrying children to their homes knocked down 55-year-old Satish Mehta at around 6.45pm. The bus driver, identified as Shrirang Chavan, 37, suddenly lost control of the vehicle and drove into Mehta. The locals gathered after they heard the noise and found Mehta lying on the road, unconscious. They rushed him to Bhagwati hospital and informed the police.
“Mehta sustained grievous head and abdominal injuries and is in the ICCU on a ventilator,” said the doctors at Bhagwati hospital.
“Preliminary investigations revealed that Chavan was not under the influence of alcohol and is employed with a Dahisar-based school,” said an officer from Borivli police station.
A case of rash driving and causing grievous hurt was registered against Chavan.