A pillion rider died, and the driver suffered severe injuries after a motorcycle they were riding on skid over an expansion joining near Vashi Flyover bridge towards Sion, on Thursday. The deceased was run over by a truck, and died on the spot. He was kept at the spot for more than an hour, and could not receive treatment in the golden hours.
The injured victim has been identified as Saroj Chaudhary (26), and the deceased, Markas Aadhav, also in his 20s. Both are residents of Mankhurd, and work as deliver boys with the online shopping firm, Amazon.
The incident took place at around 4:30pm, when the duo, after delivering a product in Navi Mumbai, were heading back home. “We were heading back to our residence in Mankhurd, when the incident took place. I was driving the motorcycle, while the deceased, Aadhav, was the pillion rider. Our speed was around 40 kms per hour when the accident took place,” informed Chaudhary.
“We fell on the ground, when a loaded truck coming from behind ran over Aadhav. I was wearing a helmet and was safe, but suffered serve injuries on different body parts. My back is paining a lot,” said Chaudhary.
Mid-day reporter was at the spot when the incident took place and found the victims waiting for the ambulance. Aadhaav was lying in a pool of blood. The incident took place at around 4:30pm, while the ambulance that came at around 5:15pm. They took Chaudhary in the ambulance and shifted him to a private hospital. The locals only kept watching and clicking picture of the deceased, and put a handkerchief on the face of Aadhav, that was crushed under the tyre of the truck. He was shifted to a hospital at around 5:30pm.”
The entire stretch of 24.89 kms, from Bhabha Atomic Research centre (BARC) to Kalamboli falls under the state PWD except the 1.8km long stretch on which the Vashi Bridge is constructed.
When Mid-Day contacted the PWD secretary SB Tamsekar, he said he was no aware about the incident and suggested to have a word with the chief engineer who is maintaining the road.