School Students Speeding on Superbike Kill Cyclist

Curiously, the FIR has recorded their ages as 18 years though police admitted that neither of them had a driving license.

Published: 18th August 2015 12:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2015 12:13 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: A young casual labourer cycling through Agaram Main Road near Tambaram was killed on the spot when two boys speeding on a superbike hit him as he was crossing the road.
The bike then hit a lorry parked by the road, seriously injuring the boys. Such was the crash that the big bike broke into more than two pieces.
Curiously, the FIR has recorded their ages as 18 years though police admitted that neither of them had a driving license.
Subbareddy (30), a lathe worker was returning home at Pillaiyar Koil street, Thiruvanchery, via Agaram Main Road when the mishap happened around 1.30 pm on Sunday, said police. He was fatally hit by the bike while crossing the road at Madambakkam intersection.
The damage suggests that the bike, a Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R worth several lakhs is only about 15 days old, and must have been going at a very high speed at the time of the accident.
The rider was identified as Raja Ganesh, and Aakash the pillion. Their ages were registered as 18 years in the FIR, but police said they would alter it if they were found underage. A senior official hinted that if the rider was found to be a minor, the bike owner could also be brought to book for giving it to an under-age rider.
"It will happen in due course. At present, the parents of the two children who are in treatment are already traumatised. We do not want to bother them now," said a senior policeman.
When asked what would happen to the family of the lathe worker, the official squarely blamed the cyclist for the accident. 
"Had the cyclist crossed the road at the pedestrian crossing, the tragedy could have been averted," the official asserted. 
Sources said the rider Raja Ganesh was a Class XI student of a private matriculation school in the outskirts of the city. The bike belongs to one Pavithran Baskar, son of a businessman residing at New Balaji Nagar, who had recently boasted in social networking sites that he was only the fourth person in Tamil Nadu to own the superbike. 
Going by the post, the bike is barely 15 days old. In another post, he claimed to have done 140 kmph top speed; and boasted that 300 kmph was on the cards too.


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