Bikers die after colliding with Maa guard wall

first_imgKolkata: Two bike riders died after they collided with the guard wall of Maa flyover on Wednesday night. The pillion rider fell down on the Park Circus Connector due to the momentum.Though police found helmets on the spot but the officers are not sure if they were wearing them at all. Police are checking CCTV footages to find how the accident took place. According to sources, on Wednesday night, around 8:10 pm, two persons identified as Uttam Ghosal (46) of Behala and Joydeb Hazra (33) of Paikpara were moving towards Police Training School (PTS) on a bike on Maa flyover at a high speed. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataNear the new flank connecting Maa flyover to AJC Bose Road flyover, Ghosal lost control over the bike and rammed into the guard wall of the flyover. Hazra was knocked out from the pillion seat due to the impact and fell on the Park Circus Connector, which is almost 35 feet from the flyover. Ghosal fell on the flyover and the bike stopped after it skidded off a few metres. Hazra was rushed to SSKM Hospital where he was declared brought dead. Ghosal was admitted at the Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital (CNMCH) where he succumbed to his injuries. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateDriver of a car, who had witnessed the accident, reportedly stated that Ghosal was driving at a high speed and lost control at the sharp turn on the flyover. According to sources, this is the third such accident on the new link road. But, earlier no one fell down from Maa flyover. However, police sources claimed, driving at high speed is the only cause of accidents on Maa flyover. Despite more than one speed camera have been installed on Maa flyover, trend of over speeding by the bikers is not showing any relent.last_img read more