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Accident victim dies as jam delays hospitalisation

A motorcyclist, who was critically injured in an accident, succumbed to his injuries as the ambulance carrying him could not reach the hospital in time due to snarls, police said.

The victim, Sachin Vetoskar (38), skidded and he came under the wheels of a gas tanker near Amar Mahal junction in Tilak Nagar area of Chembur around 2.15 pm on Monday, they said. Soon, the police rushed him to Rajawadi hospital in Ghatkopar (East) in an autorickshaw, a police officer said.

“The Rajawadi Hospital staff asked the police to take Vetoskar to a bigger hospital like KEM in central Mumbai, as his injuries were serious,” the officer said. But due to snarls, the ambulance could only reach KEM hospital by 5 pm. By that time, he had profusely bled, due to which his pulse went very low and his survival chances became bleak, police said. He succumbed to his injuries at the hospital later that night.
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