BENGALURU: A ride on his new bike proved fatal for a 23-year-old radiologist after he crashed into the police island near Windsor Manor Bridge in High Grounds police limits. The accident occurred around 1.45 am on Sunday. His friend, who was riding pillion, sustained injuries in the crash. The deceased, Sharan, was reportedly speeding on his new bike, a Bajaj Pulsar, which still had a temporary registration number as it was purchased two days ago.
Sharan, who hailed from Tamil Nadu, was residing at Hebbal and worked with a private hospital in Marathahalli. His friend, Livingston, who works in a multinational company, is recovering at a private hospital. A senior police officer said the incident occurred when Sharan reached the junction while speeding on his new bike from Raj Bhavan towards Hebbal.
At the police junction, a left turn takes one on Kumara Krupa Road. But at a high speed, when a motorist wants to go straight towards Mekhri Circle or Hebbal on Bellary Road, the traffic island in between forces motorists to swerve left and then right to enable the vehicles to pass between the traffic island (once called the “Yield” Junction) on the right and the police island on the left.
When Sharan tried doing that at a high speed, he lost control and could not avoid the police island, into which he crashed. Since neither of them were wearing helmets, when the bike crashed, Sharan sustained severe head injuries due to the impact.
He was brought dead to a private hospital near Shivananda Circle. Livingston did not sustain severe injuries and is recovering at the private hospital. However, the police are yet to ascertain who the bike belonged to as the statement from the injured Livingston is yet to be recorded. Reckless riding by Sharan has been blamed for the accident.