Pillion Rider dies after bike hits road divider | Pune News
Pune: A 26-year-old passenger was killed, while his friend on a bicycle was injured after their vehicle hit an unlit divider near a medical shop on North Main Road in Koregaon Park around 2am on Tuesday.
Police identified the deceased as Mehul Agarwal from Bhusaval in Jalgaon district. He was currently staying in Balewadi. His wounded friend, Deshmukh hard (26) from Kothrud, was discharged from a private hospital after being treated.
Koregaon Police Deputy Inspector Dattatraya Ligade said: “Deshmukh and Agarwal were on their way home from meeting a friend in Koregaon Park. Deshmukh’s vehicle skidded and hit the separation wall. Agarwal’s right hand was fractured and he was also injured in the chest. He died while being treated in a hospital on June 27. Sassoon Hospital, in its pre-mortem report, certified multiple injuries as the cause of his death.
The victim’s brother, Pratik Agarwal, told TOI from Bhusaval: “Mehul went to Pune about five days ago looking for a job.
The accident sparked debate about the poor maintenance of the dividers that the PMC had built. Kailash Pingle, the president of the All Koregaon Park Residents Association, told TOI, “The partition cannot be seen at night because its blue and white color has faded. It also has no reflector.
Principal Inspector Vetal Vinayak said: “There is no flaw in the structural design of the 2ft high road divider. His inspection revealed that he had no reflector. PMC Deputy Commissioner Diandev Supe from the Dhole Patil ward office told TOI, “I will delegate my engineer to inspect the divider. We will install a reflector to avoid accidents.