Mumbai: Bike ride to get dessert lands Andheri family of 4 in hospital

By  Anurag Kamble | Mumbai | Posted  09-Aug-2017

The spot on the Kherwadi flyover where the accident took place. Pic/Satej shinde

A short ride to get some dessert ended with a couple and their two children getting badly injured and in hospital after their bike skidded on the Kherwadi flyover last night. The family has alleged that a speeding Qualis tried to overtake their bike, causing the accident. The police are waiting for the rider, who is currently in hospital, to register a complaint against the unknown car. The cops also waiting for a medical check of the rider to verify if he was drunk.

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Andrew Chettiyar, 27, a resident of Andheri, works with the BMC. After dinner at home on Monday, his children Rachel, 4, and Alex, 2, demanded falooda. So, Andrew took his family to Bandra West, and they were returning home when the accident happened. "Alex was sitting in the front, on the fuel tank, and Rachel between me and my wife," Andrew said. When we took the Kherwadi flyover, the speed of my bike was around 40 kmph, which is when a Qualis overtook me almost knocking us down. I somehow controlled the bike, but eventually lost balance," Andrew said.

The bike is currently parked at Kherwadi police station, Bandra. Pics/ Satej ShindeThe bike is currently parked at Kherwadi police station, Bandra. Pics/ Satej Shinde

"Passing motorists took the family to Bhabha Hospital, Bandra," said an officer. Andrew suffered deep bruises on the chin, the left hand and the knees. Wife Reema and the children sustained serious head injuries.

A doctor from the casualty section said, "All the injured were brought to hospital in time, reducing blood loss."

An officer said, "We will check the CCTVs on the highway. We have also sought a medical test of Chettiar to check whether he was drunk."

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