Two 21-year-old bikers on a joyride in Bandra, died after their motorcycle collided head-on with a car in the early hours of Monday. They were riding on the wrong side of the road, police said.
Inspector Santosh Dalvi from MHB Colony police station was at the wheel of the car that the bike collided with. He took the two men, identified as Walter Case and Surendra Baraik, to Bhabha Hospital where they were declared dead on arrival.
While Case lived in Bandra, Baraik was from Khar. Both were college dropouts and had been working in a restaurant in Bandra.
According to the police, Walter, who did not have a motor driving licence, and Surendra decided to go for a ride on a friend’s motorbike without informing him.
Walter was riding while Surendra was sitting pillion. They were at Bandra Reclamation near the U-bridge when Walter got into the no-entry area and rammed into a Tata Indica car.
Inspector Dalvi said Walter had been riding rashly. “As the bike was going at high speed, Walter could not control the bike when he suddenly saw the car in front of him,” Dalvi said.
Preliminary inquiries revealed that Walter was at fault as he was not only driving on the wrong side of the road but also did not have a valid licence.
The Bandra police have registered case of death due to rash and negligent driving against Walter.