Mumbai, October 28: In an unusual incident, a man who died in a road accident after his motorcycle hit a pothole was booked for over-speeding and causing death by negligence by the Thane Police. The victim, Rajendra, was en route to Wada to met his family members on the occasion of Diwali when his scooter hit a pothole and he died on the spot, India Today reported. Maharashtra: Pothole Claims Life of 21-Year-Old Woman Doctor in Thane District.
A passerby informed the cops about the incident. According to the report, Ganeshpuri police booked the accident victim under charges related to speeding a causing death due to negligence. MyBMC Pothole FixIt App Launched by BMC to Repair Potholes in Mumbai; Here’s How You Can Download And Use This Application.
The police statement noted that the incident took place because of the pothole and due to Rajendra Dongre's carelessness. A case has been also registered against him. "The case has been registered based on prima facie investigations. We are yet to establish the exact reason for the death and investigations are on," said a police official to India Today.
This is not the first case of death related to the potholes. Earlier this month, a doctor in her twenties was run over by a truck when she fell off from her scooter after hitting a pothole. Earlier, a five-year-old boy fell from the bike and was run over by tempo after his father hit a pothole on Ghodbunder road.