In a freak motorcycle accident, a leopard and the rider were injured in Aarey Colony yesterday. The incident occurred in the morning when Kailash Botade was on his way to work.
“The leopard did not attack me. Around 10.15 am I was going to office, when suddenly a leopard appeared in front of my motorcycle.
The animal was trying to cross the road when the incident occurred. The moment my motorcycle rammed into the leopard, he was knocked off his feet and I was thrown off the motorcycle.
Fortunately, I wasn’t speeding which prevented the leopard from sustaining grievous injuries. Within seconds of the accident, the leopard got up and ran away into the bushes,” Botade said.
Botade was rushed to the nearby BMC hospital and was given first aid treatment. He sustained minor injuries.
Cats and Hits
>> In May, a four-month-old leopard cub was killed in a car accident near Unit 13 of Aarey Milk Colony. The residents said they spotted the cub’s mother visiting the spot for the next few days after the accident
>> In April, an adult male leopard was injured after a vehicle knocked him down at Film City in Goregaon (East)