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Man riding pillion dies after bike skids on JJ flyover

A 22-year-old man, who was riding pillion on a bike, died after his two-wheeler skidded on the JJ flyover in the wee hours on Saturday.

mumbai Updated: Jan 08, 2012 01:02 IST
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A 22-year-old man, who was riding pillion on a bike, died after his two-wheeler skidded on the JJ flyover in the wee hours on Saturday. The 23-year-old man riding the bike sustained serious injuries and is in a critical condition, the police said. Two-wheelers have been banned from plying on the flyover since April 1, 2010.

The police said that Mukesh Jadhav, who was riding the bike, and Abhishek Kadam were travelling from Byculla towards Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus at around 1.15am on Saturday when the accident occurred.

The police received a call at 1.24am from another motorist who saw the two men lying on the road, the police said. A team from the JJ Marg police station rushed to the spot and took the duo to JJ hospital, where Kadam was declared dead on arrival.

Kadam was found lying on the opposite side of the road from where the accident occurred, the police said. Though the exact sequence of events is yet to be ascertained, the police said the men were probably speeding when the rider lost control and hit the divider. Kadam was thrown off the vehicle because of the impact of the collision and fell on the other side of the road, the police added.

“It is not a case of drink driving. Before he became unconscious, Jadhav admitted that he was riding the bike, while Kadam was sitting pillion.

A case of causing death due to negligence has been registered against Jadhav,” said Rajesh Dhanawade, senior police inspector of the JJ Marg police station.

The police have registered a case under section 384 (A) (causing death due to negligent driving) of the Motor Vehicles Act against Jadhav and will arrest him after he recovers at the hospital.

The police said that it was able to piece together the sequence of events that occured during the Friday night incident since Jadhav narrated the details before he fell unconscious at the hospital.

Both Kadam and Jadhav are residents of Saat Rasta in south Mumbai and were doing odd jobs to support their families, the police said.