The rider, Manisha Bhoir, was trying to avoid potholes when the incident took place.
Mumbai: In yet another instance of the life-threatening pothole menace, a bus crushed a 43-year old woman, riding a bike, after she hit a pothole in Shivaji Chowk, Kalyan. The incident, whose footage went viral on social media, occurred on Saturday.
The road was water-logged and it was raining. The rider, Manisha Bhoir, was trying to avoid potholes when the incident took place. The footage of the incident, recorded by a nearby shop CCTV, shows Bhoir riding pillion, and being crushed by the bus when she slipped off the two-wheeler. She died on the spot.
Bhoir worked as a peon at a civic-run school in Kalyan and was heading home with a family member when the incident occurred. “A relative who worked in the same school offered to drop her home as it was raining. Near the Chowk, the bike slipped on the dislodged paver blocks and both riders fell,” a police officer said.
In the video, Bhoir can be seen holding up an umbrella to protect the relative and herself from the rain.
A case has been registered under sections 279 (rash driving), 304 (culpable homicide) of IPC and relevant sections of Motor Vehicles Act, the police said.
On Sunday, workers from the Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation started removing paver blocks, which has led to some accidents.
“We had registered several complaints with the KDMC authorities about uneven paver blocks. But, nothing has been done,” said local resident Ganesh Patil.