Two killed after their bike hits divider on Yamuna Expressway
Greater Noida: Two persons, employees of a private company, were killed after their speeding Royal Enfield motorcycle collided with the divider and they fell off the Yamuna Expressway at zero point in Greater Noida on Tuesday morning. Cops said that both the deceased died after they fell from the height of around 30 feet to the ground.
According to police, the incident occurred around 9 am at Zero point in Knowledge park police station area of Greater Noida. The deceased have been identified as Gaurav Chauhan (34), a resident of Aligarh, and Pallav Gaur (46), a resident of Agra.
Deepak Sharma, a colleague of the victims said that he was informed by the police around 10:30 am and he immediately rushed to Kailash hospital in Greater Noida. "Both of them were employees with flair pen company where Gaur was area sales manager and Chauhan was sales executive. They were riding to Noida on a Royal Enfield motorcycle owned by Gaur and were coming for the launch of a new product in Noida on Tuesday. However, they met with an accident and by the time we reached hospital, they were declared dead," said Sharma, a distributor of Flair pen company.
Arvind Pathak, Station House Officer of Knowledge Park police station said that the bike collided with divider and fell on the e-way but both the riders flipped and fell to the ground from the E-way.
"Police received a PCR call around 9:30 am from a passerby and a team rushed to the spot. The speeding motorcycle collided with the divider and fell on the expressway but both the riders flipped and fell from the height of around 30 feet to the ground. The injured were immediately taken to Kailash hospital where doctors declared them dead on arrival," said Pathak.
The officer further said that the motorcycle was speeding and the driver failed to notice a turn on the e-way.
"Prima-Facie it appears that the bike was speeding and the driver failed to notice a turn at zero point on the expressway. Police informed their families and the bodies were sent for post mortem," added Pathak.
In another similar incident at the same spot on the 165-km long accident prone expressway, four persons among nine occupants of a speeding SUV car died while others were critically injured after the car lost control and fell off the Yamuna Expressway near Zero point in Greater Noida on August 18. Cops said that all the victims worked at same IT company in Noida and had gone for a joy ride on the morning of August 18.
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