Two college students were injured in an accident at Five Gardens, Matunga on Friday. They were riding without a helmet.
According to the Matunga police, the accident occurred around 10.30am in which Dinesh Choudhary, 18, who was riding the bike and his friend Sachin Shukla, 19, were left injured.
Both are students of Khalsa College. The students had gone out for breakfast and were returning to college when the accident occurred. “The teenagers were on their bike when a taxi driver crashed against their bike, following which, the rider lost control of the bike,” said Balasaheb Kakad, senior police inspector, Matunga police station.
Police said that Choudhary sustained serious injuries and has been admitted to a private hospital in Mahim. “Choudhary is unconscious. Both of them were not wearing helmets,” said Kakad.
The police stated that there has been a spate of road accidents in which youngsters have sustained head injuries. “We constantly appeal to people to wear helmets but youngsters still put themselves under risk,” said Kakad.
The police have filed a case against the taxi driver Indrapal Singh under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others).
On Thursday, Surya Nadar, 20, and Abhishek Narvekar, 21, died during treatment after their bike had crashed on the cement railings at Dadar TT on Thursday.