18-yr-old dead, 2 injured in back to back mishaps at Lower Parel bridge

18-yr-old dead, 2 injured in back to back mishaps at Lower Parel bridge
A few meters ahead, and minutes after the two cars collided on the Senapati Bapat Marg flyover, an 18-year-old motorist died after he fell from his two-wheeler and was run over a BEST bus

An 18-year-old biker died while two others sustained injuries in back to back accidents at a flyover in Lower Parel on Sunday evening.

The first accident took place around 5 pm when a Hyundai Accent collided with a Maruti Wagon R on the Senapati Bapat Marg flyover. The impact of the purported high-speed collision resulted in the Wagon R being flung over the barrier.

The Wagon R was reportedly headed in the southward direction while the Accent was heading north. Although preliminary information suggests that the driver of the Accent lost control of the vehicle and entered the opposite lane, officials are yet to confirm the same.

According to officials from N M Joshi Marg police, the drivers of both cars sustained injuries.

Minutes after the mishap, while other motorists were helping the injured drivers and a large crowd had gathered around the spot, another accident took place on the same spot.

In the second case, an 18-year-old biker identified as Aniket Rewale lost control of his bike and hit another two-wheeler a few meters away from the collision spot. The Santacruz-resident allegedly fell on the other side of the road, where he was run over by a BEST bus.

Rewale, who heading from Dadar to Lower Parel, was rushed to KEM Hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival. The bus driver, meanwhile, was detained and charged with rash & negligent driving.

Some eye-witnesses claimed that Rewale was distracted by the sight of the damaged cars, which caused him to lose control of his two-wheeler.

An investigation in the case is underway.

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