Despite a ban on two-wheelers on the JJ flyover, a 23-year-old motorcyclist took the risk of travelling on the stretch and ended up injuring himself on Tuesday.
The Pydhonie police said Nadeem Ahmed, a resident of Byculla was travelling from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus to Byculla at 12.30am when he lost control of his vehicle and collided head-on with a taxi.
Shamsherkhan Pathan, senior police inspector of Pydhonie police station said as soon as the biker jumped the divider after skidding on one of the curves, the taxi driver saw him and stopped immediately, saving the biker from getting run-over.
“The taxi driver alerted the police who rushed Ahmed to GT Hospital. Ahmed has suffered injuries on his shoulders and legs,” said Pathan.
The police registered a case of rash driving against Ahmed and prosecuted him for travelling in a no-entry zone.
The police said there was no bandobast on either ends of the flyover to stop bikers, because of the festival season, which has taken up their time.
In the past five months, more than 400 motorcyclists have been penalised.