Two persons lost their lives in the road accidents as result rash and careless driving by the vehicle owners in Nagpur.
According to police, the first accident was reported in the jurisdiction of Gittikhadan Police Station. One Nilesh Gulabrao Chaple (26), a resident of Sonegaon Nipani, Hingna Road, along with his friend one Praful Nilakanth Uike (26), a resident of the same area, was driving a Hero Honda CD Don (MH-40/G 5603) and both were proceeding towards Lord Hanuman Temple on Telangkhedi Road. When the reached Government Milk Plant, an Activa driver drove his vehicle passed a few inches away and as a result the Activa, driven rashly and with great speed, touched the Hero Honda motorcycle of Nilish. Nilesh lost control of his motorcycle and crashed onto the road along with his friend Praful. The crash with intense force caused grave injuries to both Nilesh and Praful. Both were immediately rushed to Mayo Hospital by some onlookers. However, doctors declared Praful brought dead. Nilesh is battling with life.
Gittikhadan police have booked the absconding and unidentified Activa rider and are investigating the matter further.
In another mishap, a middle aged man Ramdas Narayan Kapse (50) was hit by a motorcycle rider while Ramdas was returning home walking from his farm in Kamptee. Suddenly, a rashly driven motorcycle hit him. The motorcycle rider, instead of helping Ramdas, fled the spot leaving behind Ramdas in serious condition. He was admitted to Rushima Hospital on Kamptee Road. But Ramdas succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment. Koradi police registered an accidental case and searching for the motorcycle rider.
The efforts of Nagpur police to control road accidents by various positive measures like drive against drunken driving, booking hundreds of vehicle owners for violating traffic rules etc have certainly proved short of the desired results. The Nagpur police even launched many campaigns for creating awareness among citizens on adhering to traffic rules and regulations like “Speed thrills and kills, too”, “Better delay than never” and other measures. But the irresponsible and insensitive citizens towards traffic regulations have put themselves to accidents hazards.