Usually, it is the motorcycle rider who is injured when he or she collides with a car. But, this is not the case when the car is Maruti Baleno and the motorcycle is Harley Davidson.
In a one of a kind accident, which took place at SV Road in Santacruz West, Mumbai has left the rider of Harley Davidson with minor bruises, while the driver of Maruti Baleno has suffered severe injuries.
30-year-old Ravi Pageria, who left his home at Juhu at 10 am on Friday morning, was on his way to work in South Mumbai astride a Harley Davidson. Apparently travelling at high speed, Ravi slammed brakes when he noticed a pedestrian trying to cross the road.
In his attempt to save the pedestrian, Pageria apparently lost control of his bike and was thrown off the vehicle. The Harley then skid ahead for around 25 meters after which it hit a divider and flew into the air. The bike then landed on a Maruti Baleno travelling on the opposite side of the road.
The impact was such that locals had to extricate the driver from the Baleno. The injured driver was soon rushed to Nanavati Hospital where he is currently being treated.
The 51 yr old driver of the car suffered serious injuries while Pageria escaped with minor bruises. Police have registered a case against Pageria under Section 279 (rash driving) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by an act endangering life or personal safety of others) of IPC. Pageria was also tested for driving under the influence of alcohol though the tests came back negative.
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