Nagpur: A 25-year old boy was killed in a chain of accidents caused by a recklessly driven Tata Sumo Car on Sakkardara flyover. The youth, who was riding a motorcycle, was tossed up by the forceful impact caused by the Sumo car and crashed down from the flyover and died on the spot. Many others were injured in the freak accidents, involving at least three vehicles, that occurred on Sunday night. Sensing backlash from angry people, the Sumo driver fled the spot.
According to details, the deceased has been identified as Karan Manohar Vijaykar (25), resident of Hudkeshwar. The killer Tata Sumo Car (MH-40/KR 0618), driven by an unidentified driver, was proceeding from Tajbagh To Sakkardara flyover around 9.30 pm on Sunday. The Sumo reached bang middle of the flyover, the driver lost control over the car when he tried to overtake an auto (MH-31/CV 7056). In the melee, the Sumo rammed the Honda Shine motorcycle (MH-40/AF 1570) of Karan Vijaykar coming from opposite direction. The impact was so forceful that Karan got hurled in the air and crashed on the road below the flyover. He received serious injuries and died on the spot. Meanwhile, the rampaging out of control Tata Sumo hit the auto and injured the driver and some passengers. Panicked by the accidents, the Sumo driver tried to flee the spot and in the haste hit another four-wheeler, a Maruti-800 (MH-31/AH 3510) leaving the driver and other passengers injured. Eyewitnesses said the Sumo driver was probably drunk and caused the chain of accidents. The motorcycle of deceased Karan Vijaykar too was reduced to a mangle of steel due to the impact. Sakkardara cops reached the spot on getting information about the freak accidents and started their investigation. Body of Karan was sent to GMCH for post-mortem.
PSI Purbhe has registered offences against the unidentified Tata Sumo driver under Sections 279, 337, 339, 304(A) of IPC read with Sub-Sections 134, 177 of Motor Vehicles Act and hunting him.