Residents block Mango bridge for hours after mishap

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    Jamshedpur : In a road mishap a bike rider died on the spot and another was injured. The mishap took place near Hathighora Temple under Sakchi police station area when two bike riders hit, causing one of them to sustain serious head injury.

    The victim later identified as Anil Kumar Singh and was rushed to MGM Medical College and Hospital emergency where he was declared as brought dead.

    The other biker who was also injured in the mishap along with his pillion-rider have been admitted to medical college hospital, where their condition is described as out of danger, Anil (40) is a driver of long-route bus and he was riding his motorcycle from his Sakchi-based residence to Sitaramdera bus terminus for joining the duty.

    Senior police officers, including deputy superintendent of police (city) KN Chowdhury and DSP (law and order) BN Singh reached the spot and tried to convince the protestors to lift the blockade, but they were adamant that they would not remove the blockade unless the guilty bikers were not arrested and a compensation package was not declared.

    Something has to be done to reduce the speed of vehicles near human habitations. There is no use in putting up boards showing speed limits or marking accident prone zones. The road has not improved our lives beyond providing better connectivity,” said Mohammed Nizam of Mango.

    “We will see to it that rash-driving is checked with immediate effect, and for this we will look into exactly how many cases related to the road accidents have been registered and if the drivers who are accused of causing the mishap are being convicted,” said a police official.

    Another senior police officer also pointed out that he was going to curtail the rash-driving by the two-wheelers, especially the youngsters. He said he would stress whether the investigation into the cases related to the road mishaps were being pursued properly or not.

    “Most of the victims are young two-wheeler riders. Thousands of families are living a miserable life after their dear ones were killed or permanently disabled in road accidents.

    Accidents were treated very lightly in the State. There was an urgent need to adopt good driving habits. Roads too have to be improved and this had to top the accident-reduction plan,” said Uma Nitiken, a city-based educationist.

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