Youth Killed: Youth killed in bike accident after colliding with autorickshaw tow rope | Kochi News

Kochi: In a tragic incident, a 20-year-old youth was killed after his bike collided with a rope used for towing an autorickshaw by another rickshaw.The deceased has been identified as Fahad E A (20) of Elamana House, Marambilly. The accident occurred at around 7.45am on Friday at Ambattukavu near Aluva. CCTV visuals of the accident show the auto which was towing the other vehicle taking a U-turn and turning to the left side of the road even as the vehicle which was being towed enters the track next to the median.The biker, seeing a gap between the two autorickshaws and seemingly unaware about the presence of a rope tied between them, rode his bike straight into it. He can be seen getting tossed off the vehicle after his bike hit the rope. His helmet can also be seen getting flung off in the impact of the collision.Aluva police registered an FIR invoking section 279 (rash driving) and 304 A (causing death by negligence) of the IPC against the autorickshaw driver who was driving the vehicle which towed the other rickshaw.Fahad who fell on the road sustained serious injuries to his head and body leading to his death, the FIR says. The body was handed over to the kin after an autopsy and the burial was held later in the day, sources said.Fahad’s father had died due to a heart attack during Covid period, and he was staying with his mother. He was a second-year student of ITI and was set to start an internship on Saturday as part of his studies, sources said. “He used to go for part time jobs like catering to support his family after his father died. He knows driving and goes for driving jobs as well. His sister is married, and he was the one taking care of his mother,” said Nishad, his neighbour.Meanwhile, the motor vehicle department too has begun an inquiry into the incident. “As per rules, the auto driver should have taken the first track after U-turn and then slowly moved to the left track by signaling,” said an MVD official. “At least some ribbons could have been used to highlight the rope. We would also check if the two-wheeler rider also contributed to the collision. Ideally, when two vehicles are turning in convoy, right of way should be given and both vehicles be allowed to complete the U-turn. We would check this as well,” said an MVD official.


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