Mumbai: A biker and his pillion rider had a head-on collision with an SUV at the JJ flyover on Wednesday. While one of them died on the spot, the other succumbed to his injuries in JJ Hospital, police said. Two-wheelers are not allowed on JJ flyover.
The police have identified the deceased as Sidesh Kadam (23) and Nitin Pathare (25). The two were on their way from Dadar to CST around 11.30pm when the accident took place. Kadam, a Dadar resident, had called his friend Pathare from Kalwa for a ride.
Police said the biker lost control near the Mandvi post office curve, the motorcycle jumped over the divider and collided with the car that was coming from the CST side. The car driver even could not apply the brakes as the vehicle was coming at high speed, the cops said.
Dinesh Ahir, senior inspector, said, “Bikers are not allowed on the flyover as several accidents had taken place there in the past. The car was coming at a speed of around 80 kmph and hence the driver could not press the brakes. While one youth died on the spot, the other was rushed to JJ Hospital where he died while undergoing treatment.”
The ban on the entry of two-wheelers on the JJ flyover was imposed on April 1, 2010. Every month accidents have been reported on the 2.4-km long flyover since it became operational in 2001. In the past five years, more than 40 bikers have lost their lives and around 70 were injured in separate accidents on this flyover, said the police.
The Times of India, February 28, 2014