Mumbai: Businessman stops on Bandra-Worli sea link to rescue bird run over by taxi | Bombay News
MUMBAI: Instinctively stopping on the Bandra-Worli sea link and disembarking to rescue a kite that hit his car proved fatal for a Nepeansea Road businessman on Monday afternoon. Amar Jariwala (43) and his driver were knocked down by a high-speed kaali-peeli taxi on the northbound carriageway, reports Mateen Hafeez.
The impact was so violent that Jariwala was thrown in the air, fell on the railing and then on the roadway. The duo were taken to nearby Lilavati Hospital, where doctors pronounced Jariwala dead. His driver Sham Kamat (41) is undergoing treatment.
The taxi driver, Ravindrakumar Jaiswar (38), was arrested and convicted of causing death by negligence and careless and negligent driving.
Although stopping on the maritime link is not authorized, the speed limit is 80 km/h. “Motorists should drive in such a way as to see what is 100 meters ahead of them and control the vehicle. In this case, the taxi driver would not be able to control his vehicle,” a police officer said.
Bizman landed on a sea link as a bird struck a car
We will be filing an indictment soon,” Worli Police Chief Inspector Anil Koli said.
The taxi driver Jaiswar was also subjected to a medical examination. Police sources said that since Kamat is injured, they will add Section 338 of the Indian Penal Code (causing serious bodily harm by an act endangering the life or personal safety of others) in the case.
Jaiswar was taken into custody.
PSI investigator Kiran Jadhav said the crash happened near pole number 76 on the Bandra-Worli ferry link. “Jariwala, who was heading towards Malad with Arjun Gukane (29), saw a bird crash into the car and immediately asked his driver to stop. Jariwala and Kamat came out to check the kite, but a high-speed taxi rammed them. said Jadhav added.
Kamat fell on the road, but Jariwala was thrown through the air, fell on the sea link railing and then on the road. Jaiswar managed to stop his taxi after some distance.
“A police team went to the scene as soon as we received an alert about the accident at the main control room,” an officer said.
Worli police collected CCTV footage of the accident. “We also recorded Gukane’s statement,” Jadhav said.
Jariwala’s father, Manish (75), is the plaintiff in the accident case.