Helmetless 21-year-old biker killed in hit-and-run on Mumbai flyover
Mumbai city news: This is the first fatal accident that has taken place on the flyover since it opened in February last yearmumbai Updated: Jul 19, 2017 11:55 IST
A 21-year-old man was killed after a tempo rammed into his motorcycle on the newly constructed Balasaheb Thackeray flyover in Jogeshwari (West) at 2.30pm on Saturday.
This is the first fatal accident that has taken place on the flyover since it opened in February last year.
Police said the man, Sahil Mishra, was a student who lived at Majas Road in Jogeshwari (West) with his uncle Surjit Mishra, 46, who is a businessman.
Eyewitnesses said he had been riding helmetless. Mishra was travelling to Vikhroli when the accident occurred.
“It was raining and so after the motorcycle was hit, the rider skidded and lost control of the vehicle owing to the wet road. He fell off and hit his head,” said Sanjay Bhushan, a public relations officer who was on his way to Veera Desai.
“The tempo driver sped away. By the time we alerted the police, he was long gone,” he added.Mishra was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead.The Oshiwara police registered case of hit-and-run against the unidentified driver and are investigating,
“We are examining CCTV camera footage of the flyover to identify the accused who fled without helping the victim,” said Subhash Khanvilkar, senior inspector, Oshiwara police station.
First Published: Jul 17, 2017 09:42 IST