A 34-year-old man riding pillion on a bike was killed after a speeding car knocked down the vehicle on Sunday night at Borivli (West).
The biker, Farhan Mirza, 26, has sustained severe injuries and is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital, said the police.
According to the police, Mirza and his friend Zaid Kazi were headed towards the railway station from Marve Road around 10.30pm.
A Hyundai Accent, being driven by Sonu Khan, was trying to overtake the bike, eye-witnesses told the police. “Khan started to speed but ended up hitting the bike. Both the bikers fell and suffered severe head injuries,” said an officer from Malwani police station.
The men were taken to a nearby hospital, but Kazi was declared dead by the doctors, the police said.
“We traced Khan and have placed him under arrest. He has been booked for rash driving, causing death due to negligence and causing grievous hurt,” said Prakash Patil, senior inspector.
Although the preliminary tests show Khan was not drunk, his blood samples have been sent for examination.