Harley Davidson rider missing, falls in Yamuna after being hit by speeding car on DND
The accident took place when the motorcyclist and the car were both headed towards Delhi from Noida. The car hit the bike from behind and dragged it along for several metres, the police saiddelhi Updated: May 27, 2018 23:40 IST
A speeding car hit a Harley-Davidson motorbike on the DND (Delhi Noida Direct) flyway early Sunday morning, throwing the rider across the bridge parapet and into the Yamuna, officials engaged in
the rescue effort said. The man was still missing as search operations were on at the time of
going to press.
Multiple rescue teams of the Delhi Fire Service and the police along with divers from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) launched search operations around 3am on Sunday after a passerby reported the accident.
The accident took place when the motorcyclist and the car were both headed towards Delhi from Noida. The car hit the bike from behind and dragged it along for several metres, the police said. The front left portion of the car was severely damaged as was the rear part of the motorbike.
“Prima facie, it appears that the impact of the hit was such that the biker was flung into air and fell into the Yamuna. But what exactly happened can be confirmed only after we track down the car driver and record his statement,” said a police official associated with the case.
According to him, the car driver fled the accident spot, leaving his vehicle behind. The car is registered in the name of Bhappa Singh, a resident of Qutub Vihar in Goyala Dairy near Dwarka in Delhi.
Some people, who were present at the accident spot, told the police that the motorcyclist fell into the river after being hit by the red Toyota Etios Liva car
A senior police official said another possibility was that someone admitted the accident victim to a hospital in Delhi or Noida, but there was no such record.
“The divers are still making efforts to locate the biker. Our teams are visiting hospitals. No information about the injured biker has been received from any hospital,” said Chinmoy Biswal, deputy commissioner of police (southeast).
Biswal said that the motorbike is registered in the name of Anshuman Puri, a resident of south Delhi’s Sarita Vihar. Puri is said to be a singer and music composer. However, the police said it could not be conclusively said whether Puri was riding the motorbike or someone else was.
A police team visited Puri’s house in Sarita Vihar but it was found locked. Neighbours told them that Puri lived alone. They confirmed that he owned a Harley-Davidson bike. His mobile phone was found switched off when the police tried to contact him.
Singh’s house was found locked too. “Neighbours said Singh lives in Canada. His daughter and son-in-law used to drive the car. They are untraceable too,” said the DCP. No arrests had been made thus far, he said.
First Published: May 27, 2018 21:19 IST