The Ghatkopar police are on the lookout for a truck driver who hit a two-wheeler causing death of a 24-year-old student on Saturday morning. According to the Ghatkopar police,victim Prerna Motemal (24) was at Saturnasi Mehta Marg near Maneklal Estate on a two-wheeler with her friend,Aarti Sanap,on Saturday morning when the incident occurred.
Sanap,the complainant,was riding the two-wheeler when the dumper coming from behind hit the rear of their scooter. Sanap lost the balance of the vehicle and both of them fell. Sanap suffered superficial injuries,whereas Motemal got injuries on her head and ribs. The police reached the spot immediately and took her to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead on admission, said a police official from the Ghatkopar police station.
The driver fled the scene of crime. The police have charged the driver for rash and negligent driving and causing death.
He has also been charged under the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act for neglecting to offer assistance to the victim and inform authorities. Since the incident took place early morning at 5:30,not many people were around. However,we are conducting enquiries to trace the driver, added the police official.