Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Accident with BEST vehicle leaves Lt Cdr seriously hurt

Somit Sen & Mateen Hafeez TNN

Mumbai: A 33-year-old lieutenant commander in the navy was seriously injured in an accident involving his motorcycle and a BEST material truck near Regal Cinema in Colaba on Tuesday. 

    Lt Cdr Binith Behotra was admitted to INHS Ashwini in an unconscious condition, said officials.     BEST spokesperson Hanumant Gophane said that the naval officer was riding a motorcycle, which “came in contact with the right side rear wheel” of the truck. The police registered a case against the driver.

    The incident occurred around 8.45 am.  “He [Behotra] fell off the motorcycle and sustained serious injuries,” Gophane said. “He was rushed to the naval hospital in Navy Nagar, Colaba, in an unconscious condition.”  It was raining when the accident took place, said sources. It was not clear whether the navy officer’s bike skid on the wet road. 

    “Our material truck was carrying supplies from the Colaba depot to the Wadala depot and the accident occurred en route,” Gophane said. “BEST will conduct a detailed inquiry into the incident.”
    Officers at the Colaba police station said that since the victim was not in a position to speak, they would wait to record his statement.  “We don’t know whether it was the BEST driver’s fault or not,” a police officer said. 
The Times of India, January 22, 2014

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