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24-year-old dies as sports bike hits truck on KMP expressway

Although Oberoi’s friends rushed him to a private hospital, he died on the way within a couple of minutes of the accident.

gurgaon Updated: Aug 13, 2018 12:00 IST
Nikhil M Babu
Nikhil M Babu
Hindustan Times
Sports bike,KMP expressway,Road accident
The victim, Sanchit Oberoi from Janakpuri, had left his house between 5-6am to go on a motorcycle trip with his friends.(HT Photo)

A 24-year-old motorcycle enthusiast from Delhi, who worked at a multinational financial services corporation in Gurugram, died after he rammed his speeding sports bike into a truck-trailer on Sunday morning on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway, the police said.

He died on the way to a private hospital due to excessive bleeding, the police said.

Sanchit Oberoi from Janakpuri in West Delhi had left his house between 5-6am, with at least 10 of his friends, to go on a motorcycle trip when the accident happened at 8am.

The accident comes a week after another motorcycle enthusiastic, a 28-year-old BTech graduate from Delhi Deepak Pundhir died after a car hit him and his friends at a petrol pump in Gwal Pahari on Gurugram-Faridabad Road where they had parked their motorcycles.

On Sunday, Oberoi was left severely injured after he rammed his rammed his Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle into the rear of a truck-trailer on the expressway between Sohna and Tauru, around 50km from Gurugram, said inspector Pankaj Kumar, station house officer of Tauru police station.

Hayabusa is acclaimed as the world’s fastest production motorcycle with a top speed of 303 to 312km/h (188 to 194 mph).

“According to one of his friends, Oberoi was speeding and lost control of his motorcycle and rammed into a truck-trailer which was travelling in the same direction,” said head constable Satish Kumar, who is investigating the case.

Though his friends rushed Oberoi to a private hospital, he died on the way within a couple of minutes of the accident.

The police received a phone call from a city private hospital around 8.30am, informing of Oberoi’s death. The post-mortem examination was done at the Civil Hospital in Gurugram after which body was handed over to the family.

“He could not talk after the accident and was indicating to his friends with hand gestures telling them where all it hurt,” Kumar said.

Oberoi’s elder brother, Ankit Oberoi, said that his brother, who worked in the sales department of the multi-national company, had bought the motorcycle on February 14 this year. “He had gone on a bike ride with a group and was wearing his protective gear,” he said.

Oberoi’s neighbour and friend, Raj Saini, said that the former had never met with an accident before on a motorcycle.

The police have registered an FIR against unidentified persons at the Tauru Police Station under sections 304A (causing death by negligence) and 279 (rash driving) of the Indian Penal Code.

Gurugram’s smooth highways attract may biking enthusiasts, some of whom have paid the ultimate price for their dangerous hobby.

In February 2017, a 53-year-old lawyer died in a Harley Davidson crash at the KMP Expressway, which also happened on a Sunday morning. Sunil Seth, a lawyer at the Delhi high court, hired the motorcycle from a bike provider on the Golf Course Road and was reportedly riding the bike for the first time. The bike had hit a crash barrier on the expressway near Panchgaon village.

In April 2016, 25-year-old Salman Hussain Falarjani, a counsellor in the Saudi Arabia Embassy, was killed when his Suzuki Hayabusa crashed into a divider after skidding off the Gurugram-Faridabad Road.

First Published: Aug 13, 2018 03:08 IST