Two motorcyclists met with accidents in separate incidents on Tuesday and Wednesday. While one of them died after crashing into a roadside railing in the Hastings area, another was injured with a kite string while passing through the Parama flyover.
Nilendu Guha, 32, riding on AJC Bose Road near Turf View died after he apparently lost control and crashed into the roadside railing. Police said the resident of Sankrail in Howrah was taken to the SSKM Hospital on Tuesday evening after the accident. He succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday morning.
The police said Guha was not wearing a helmet when the incident happened. “Prima facie it looks like a case of speeding. Had he been wearing a helmet, maybe he could have been alive,” said an officer of the fatal squad of the traffic police.
In another accident on Wednesday, Prabal Das, 31, a resident of Akshay Kanan Lane in Garden Reach, was riding his motorbike on the Parama flyover when a kite string slashed his nose and left him faltering on the flyover. Police took him to the SSKM Hospital.
This was the second incident of a biker being injured by a kite string in the last four days.
A part of the Parama flyover parapet had been covered with wired mesh to avert such incidents. However, a large part of the flyover parapet still remains unguarded.
The police said they have approached the Calcutta Metropolitan Development Authority to fence the other parts of the flyover.
A private car hit three pedestrians and a bicyclist near the RK Chatterjee Road and Rashbehari connector early on Wednesday morning.
The accused driver was arrested for rash and negligent driving and the vehicle was seized by the officers of Kasba police station.