Updated May 30th, 2024 at 13:38 IST

18-Year-Old Out to Buy Birthday Cake, Killed by Speeding BMW in Mohali | Video

BMW kills biker in Mohali: Police said that the 3 friends were on their way to buy a cake for a friend's birthday around 11:15 PM when the accident occurred.

Reported by: Surabhi Shaurya
BMW kills biker in Mohali: Police said that the 3 friends were on their way to buy a cake for a friend's birthday around 11:15 PM when the accident occurred. | Image:Screengrab from a viral video
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Mohali: A biker was killed and 2 others were critically injured after a speeding BMW collided with a bike in Mohali on the Zirakpur Patiala Highway on Wednesday night. The BMW, travelling from Banur, crashed into the bike, wedging it between a parked truck and the car. The driver of the BMW fled the scene.

The victim identified as Sahib, breathed his last at a hospital in Chandigarh's Sector 32. The injured, Sumit and Rajveer Singh are residents of Pabhat village and are currently undergoing treatment. Following the accident, the victim's family blocked the Patiala Highway in protest.

How Birthday Celebration Turned Tragic

Police said that the three friends were on their way to buy a cake for a friend's birthday around 11:15 PM when the accident occurred. As they turned from Lohgarh towards Banur, a speeding BMW from Patiala Chowk struck them, causing their bike to crash into a stationary truck.

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Passers-by helped the police in rushing the teenagers to a nearby private hospital, from where they were referred to GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh. Unfortunately, Sahib did not survive, while his friends were under observation. 

The driver of the BMW, who fled the scene, has been booked under Sections 279, 304-A, 337, and 338 of the Indian Penal Code at the Zirakpur police station.

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This incident highlights growing concerns over rash driving, reminiscent of a recent Pune case where a drunk super rich brat driving a Porsche Taycan killed two young techies. According to the Transport Ministry, India recorded 67,000 hit-and-run incidents and over 30,000 related deaths in 2022.

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Published May 30th, 2024 at 13:38 IST