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18-year-old helmetless rider rams bike into car on Mumbai highway, dies

The Mumbai rider took the Class 12 test this year. He had to apply brakes as a car in the front stopped suddenly. The bike skid and went under the tyre of the car.

mumbai Updated: May 04, 2017 09:53 IST
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Hindustan Times
Sion-Panvel highway, where the accident took place.
Sion-Panvel highway, where the accident took place.(HT FILE FOR REPRESENTATION)

An18-year-old student from Kamothe in Mumbai, who was riding without a helmet, died as his bike rammed into a car on Sion-Panvel highway on Monday evening.

According to the police, Rahul Siddharth Gangurde, a resident of sector 34, who took his Class 12 test this year, was on his way to Juinagar from Kalamboli.

“Around 9.15pm, he went to Kalamboli to fill the fuel tank and then took a U-turn to go to Juinagar along the Sion-Panvel highway. While he was alone on his bike, two of his friends were following him on another bike,” said SN Charaskar, sub-inspector from Kamothe police station.

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“As they were crossing Kamothe, a car, which was moving in the same direction just ahead of Gangurde, applied urgent brakes. Gangurde braked to avoid hitting that car. His bike skid and he came under the tyres of the car,” he said.

Gangurde suffered severe injuries to his head, hands and legs. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the car, Vinod Dange, 32, has been arrested. He has been booked under sections 279, 337, 338, 304a of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 184 of the Motor Vehicle Act.

“The deceased was the only son of his parents. We are awaiting the post-mortem results,” said a police officer.

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