The speeding MUV crashed into the divider, toppled onto the other carriageway and collided with the bike near …Read More
GURUGRAM: A finance firm executive riding a Harley Davidson to Noida died on Sunday morning after being hit by an MUV that had crashed into the divider and toppled onto the other carriageway to collide with the bike near Cyber City.
Police are probing if the MUV was being driven by a minor. Two youths were inside the vehicle and they, too, were injured in the accident. The biker, Alok Gupta (49), died during treatment at a private hospital.
Gupta, a resident of Sector 57, had left home around 6am along with a few friends, who were on other bikes. They had just taken the Golf Course Road to Noida when the MUV, coming from the Shankar Chowk side, crashed onto the bike.
Civil contractor Rajesh Khangwal was on another bike just 100 metres behind Gupta when the accident happened. “The car was speeding and the driver had no control over it. It crashed into the divider, flipped onto the other carriageway and collided with the Harley. The biker suffered critical injuries,” said Khangwal. He called the police and an ambulance and took the injured to a nearby hospital.
Khangwal said both the youths who were in the car appeared to be in their teens. “The airbags of the car had opened, but the doors got locked under the impact of the crash. With help from other commuters, we brought out the two youths and rushed them to a hospital,” he added.
Gupta’s friend Rahul Malik, an entrepreneur, was at a little distance. “The MUV flipped 4-5 times before hitting Gupta’s bike,” he said. It was Malik who lodged a police complaint.
A case was registered at DLF phase 2 police station under IPC sections 304 (accidental death) and 279 (rash driving). Till late Sunday evening, the police were yet to identify the youths in the MUV.
Aman Kumar, the station house officer (SHO) of DLF phase 2 police station, said Gupta’s body had been handed over to his family after an autopsy. “The car is registered in Faridabad. We are trying to identify the driver,” the SHO said.