Father calls for ban on superbikes after son's death
New Delhi: The father of the man, who was killed after his high-speed bike crashed into the wall of Lady Irwin College in Mandi House on the eve of Independence Day, urged the authorities on Wednesday to impose a ban on the sale of super bikes which claimed the life of his son.
The man, identified as Himanshu Bansal, 24, became a tragic example of "Speed Thrills But Kills" on Monday after his super bike rammed into the wall of the college as he lost balance.
"I would like to urge the authorities to please ban the sale of super bikes. It claimed the life of my son.
"Though my son died trying to save the life of the old man who came in the way but the authorities should seriously consider banning these high speed vehicles," said Suresh Bansal, father of the deceased biker, in his Vivek Vihar residence, surrounded by mediapersons and relatives.
Holding back his tears, the father told the reporters that his son went to get some lights from Connaught Place for Janamashtami after visting the temple.
He was also asked to get some ice cream for his mother. He said that he would be back in half an hour when he called home on August 14.
However, ironically, the family did not know that they spoke to him for the last time.
Bansal was killed after his speeding bike hit an elderly man who was crossing the road near Mandi House.
At 8:40 pm, Himanshu riding on his Benelli TNT 600i first hit the man near his waist and got disbalanced.
The biker couldn't control the high speed bike which is assumed to be near 150 km per hour and rammed into the wall of Lady Irwin College. The impact resulted in his instant death.
Himanshu was not alone on the trip, he was accompanied by his two friends Gazi and Lakshya who were on their superbikes.
Lakshya riding a Kawasaki Ninja was also recording the whole race on his go pro camera fitted on his helmet.
The footage showed the fatal crash and also captured Himanshu who was thrown meters away after the crash.
After the incident, the family of Himanshu has come up with an appeal to the authorities to ban the superbike.
The family though claims that their son was driving at about 70 to 80 km/hour.
Police have registered a case and are analysing the video footage.