A 19-year-old was killed on Sunday after the bike he was riding on skidded off the road and hit a wall near Jaridih police station in Bokaro. The mishap, incidentally, took place at a time when Bokaro police and district transport authorities are observing a Traffic Awareness Week.
Eyewitnesses said Chas resident Vivekanand Rajwar was not wearing a helmet and suffered head injuries on impact. He died at the spot. Subham Sinha (18), who was riding pillion without a helmet, suffered serious injuries and was rushed to KM Memorial Hospital in Chas.
According to sources, both the friends ó intermediate students at Chas-based Sahajanand College ó were speeding towards Rajrappa Temple when the incident took place. Rajwar apparently lost control of the bike while trying to negotiate a turn at high speed.
Locals who gathered at the spot immediately informed the police and stopped a passing ambulance to ferry the injured.