Two late-night road mishaps kill 3 youths, injure 4 more
One killed when a joyride with friends went awry; two others died in a separate incident while going towards Siddhivinayak temple
The city saw two fatal accidents in the early hours of Tuesday ,which claimed three lives. With all the bodies being sent to the BMC-run Sion Hospital, the doctors of the forensic department had a busy day conducting post-mortems. While one accident involving a speeding car occurred at Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) another took place near Siddhivinayak Temple in Dadar.
Mohammed Ali Mohammed Umar Saiyyad (18) succumbed to a fatal accident while he was out on a joyride with four of his friends in a Toyota Corolla. According to sources, the four had told their parents that they were going to visit the Mahim dargah. It is believed that these youngsters were speeding when the driver lost control and rammed into a signal post at Platina junction in BKC.
“The impact of the accident on the victim’s chest and abdomen caused his death. His spleen and liver were torn into bits, which led to massive internal bleeding,” said Dr Rajesh Dere, head of forensic medicine at Sion Hospital. Autopsy reports said cause of death was shock due to polytrauma.
The other four persons were admitted to Bhabha Hospital in Bandra. Irshaad Yunus Ansari (21) and Rahim Iqbal Khan (29) have sustained injuries to face and stomach. While Qureshi Abdul Hamid (18) is grievously injured on the head and has bruises on face and stomach, Mohsin Pathan (21) has sustained trauma on chest, head and stomach, said a casualty medical officer at the BMC-run facility.
While Pathan is recuperating at the hospital, the others took discharge against medical advice (DAMA). Qureshi has been shifted to the ICU of private-run Fauziya Hospital in Kurla. A resident of Kurla, he is pursuing a diploma in mechanical engineering.
“I hail from Gujarat and my parents are on their way to see me. I am very ill and do not remember what happened during the accident,” claimed Qureshi. A relative of the Qureshis claimed that the Toyota Corolla belonged to Qureshi’s family and that the youngster had taken it for a spin with his friends without his family’s knowledge.
Two friends from Malad who were on their way to Siddhivinayak Temple at Prabhadevi succumbed in a fatal accident near the temple. Relatives of the deceased, Vinod Kavayya (45) and Pankaj Shah (45), put the greater good before their grief. While the deceased’s bodies were being sent for autospy, they approached the post-mortem centre to donate Kavayya’s and Shah’s eyes and skin for poor patients at Sion Hospital before performing their last rites.
“Every Tuesday around 12.30 am, Kavayya and Shah would ride the bike to Siddhivinayak to volunteer with temple work. Tuesday mornings see a huge crowd at the temple for darshan and the duo used to help security staff in managing queues. We never expected that they would meet with such a fate,” said Kavayya’s friend Pravin Rathod.
Rathod added, “When the doctors and counsellors from the hospital briefed us about the importance and benefits of organ donations we immediately agreed for the same.” “Two pairs of eyes were retrieved from the deceased. The enucleation of the eyes is done to harvest corneas for needy patients.
Also skin from thighs, back and forearms is retrieved and harvested for patients of burn injuries,” said Dr Dere of Sion Hospital. The post-mortem reports indicated that Kavayya and Shah had succumbed to grievous head injuries, chest trauma and multiple fractures. They were brought dead to Sion Hospital after the accident.