BMW S1000RR and Yamaha R1 riders crash into road blocks at high speed
Out for a night ride, two superbike riders, Salman and Arslan Malik were killed in a road accident in Islamabad.
In order to keep a check on citizens riding at high speeds when roads are empty, Islamabad Police had placed cement road blocks on one such road. Two riders, Salman riding BMW S1000RR and Arslan riding Yamaha R1 failed to notice these blocks and banged into them at high speed.
The impact was such that the bikes were smashed completely. They also caught fire immediately. Both riders were thrown off their bikes. Locals took them to a nearby hospital, where they were declared dead on arrival. Friends of the riders say that the duo were not riding at high speed. According to them, the cause of accident is negligence of local cops who installed those cement barriers without any indication or reflectors.
Such incidents have happened in India as well. Recently, Himanshu Bansal, a 24 year old businessman and resident of Vivek Vihar in East Delhi lost his life when he was racing along with his friends on superbike. The accident took place when Bansal tried to avoid a pedestrian crossing the street. He too was cutting lanes and overtaking while the accident took place. Watch the video below.
He was racing with his friends while riding a Benelli TNT600i on the streets of Sikandar Road in Central Delhi on Monday night when he lost control of the bike. The Benelli crashed into a wall at the Lady Irwin College. The elderly man was injured in the accident while Bansal lost his life.
A case of negligent and rash driving has been registered as per witness’s accounts and action is also being initiated against the friends who were racing along with Bansal on their respective bikes. Go-Pro camera fitted to the helmets of one of the riders shows that the bike wobbled while trying to avoid the pedestrian.
Police report that the Benelli was at speeds of over 100 kmph. Bansal was thrown against the wall after the impact and his bike spun for around 100 meters before coming to a halt. Bansal’s face and head were crushed and he was declared dead even as the police moved him to JPN hospital.
Bansal and his friends, Lakshay and Gazi, all 24 years of age were partying at a club in Connaught Place prior to the accident. They left the party and decided to race to their homes in Vivek Vihar and took the Pragati Maidan, Bhairon Marg and Ring Road route towards their residence. It was at the Mandi House Metro station that the mad crossed the road causing Bansal to lose control of the bike.