75-year-old dies as door opened by car occupant on busy road hits his bike

An elderly resident died after he sustained serious injures when the occupant of a car parked on a busy road suddenly opened a door that hit his motorcycle and he fell down

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: August 29, 2013 3:28 am

An elderly resident died after he sustained serious injures when the occupant of a car parked on a busy road suddenly opened a door that hit his motorcycle and he fell down. The incident took place on the bridge near City Pride Mangala multiplex in Shivajinagar around 8 pm on August 26.

Deceased Avinash Baburao Deshmukh was a resident of Shikshak Society,Sanewadi,Aundh. A case of negligent driving has been registered at the Shivajinagar police station.

Police have arrested the car driver,Ramu Bhikaji Naik (33) of Aurangabad. They said Naik carelessly stopped the car on the crowded bridge,after which a female occupant opened the car door to come out,without considering the traffic. The door hit Deshmukh’s motorcycle and he collapsed and suffered a head injury. He was rushed to a hospital where he died later.

Assistant Police Inspector M P Sartape is investigating the case.

Police said vehicles should not stop at crowded spots and,also,the passengers should not open the right door all of a sudden.

Speeding tanker kills teen

PUNE: A 19-year-old boy died when a speeding tanker allegedly knocked him down near Bhavani Mata temple in Hadapsar on the Pune-Solapur road around 5 pm on Monday. Police said the deceased was Balaji Nimbraj Murke,a resident of Latur. His brother-in-law Khandu Suryawanshi (25) of Hadapsar has lodged a complaint of negligent driving at the Hadapsar police station. Police have arrested a water tanker driver,Angad Sambhaji Palode (35) of Kharadi. Police said Murke was going to Shevalwadi on a motorcycle when the accident occurred. Police Sub-Inspector A S Hatkar is investigating the case.

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