A 40-year-old homemaker who was riding a pillion on her husband’s scooter fell off the two-wheeler after being hit by a car from behind and was crushed under the wheels of another car on Diamond Harbour Road in Behala on Friday morning.
Police said Fazlur Rahman Sardar, 54, and wife Razia Sultana, 40, residents of Bishnupur in South 24-Parganas, were heading towards Taratala from Thakurpukur around 11.30am when the accident happened.
“The husband and wife both were wearing helmets. They were taken to Vidyasagar State General Hospital, where the wife was declared dead. The husband was shifted to SSKM Hospital,” said an officer at Behala police station.
An officer in the traffic department said a Tata Ace hit the scooter from behind. The two-wheeler lost balance and skidded on the road. Fazlur and Razia both fell off the vehicle.
“A Tata Sumo was just ahead of the scooter. Before anyone could react, the woman came under the rear wheels of the Tata Sumo,” said the officer.
The police said the driver of the Tata Ace fled but the helper was caught.