Speeding tanker mows down motorcycle rider

January 24th, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A 28-year-old motorcycle rider was mowed down by a speeding tanker at Rohini here Saturday, a police officer said.The incident took place on the road between sectors 6 and 7 in Rohini early morning.

“Vishal was riding the bike when the speeding tanker hit and dragged him for some distance. He sustained severe injuries while the tanker driver fled from the scene along with the tanker,” the police officer said.

He said a guard of an office nearby reported the incident to the police. Vishal was taken to the Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The officer said the tanker was moving at a very high speed as the bike was totally smashed. Vishal was a resident of Punjabi Basti in Anand Parbat area.

“The victim used to work with the a private firm and was the only earning member in his family. He is survived by his wife and a two-and-half-year-old daughter,” he said.

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