A 18-year-old youth died and another teenager was grievously injured after their car crashed at high speed into a stationary bus on Marine Drive in Mumbai. The police said the incident took place between 4.15 pm and 4.30 pm on the north bound stretch of NS Road.
The mishap occurred on SN Road near BD Somani Chowk, nearly 100 metres before the Marine Drive flyover as the car was en route to Chowpatty. There is no clarity on why the teenagers had gone to Marine Drive during the lockdown.
Mumbai police identified the deceased as Aaryaman Nagpal, who was in the passenger seat of the Maruti Ceat. The car was being driven by his friend Shauraya Jain (19), who is said to be in an unconscious condition at Harikishandas Hospital.
Nagpal is the son of hotelier RR Nagpal. The police said while Jain stays at Cuffe Parade, Nagpal was a resident of Nepean Sea Road.
The student of Cathedral and John Connon, Aryaman Nagpal had got admission at the Lake Forest University in the US this year. He was set to fly to the US later this year.
The Marine Drive Police have filed an accidental death case. Police will obtain CCTV footage to ascertain more details on the crash.
An officer at Marine Drive police station said, “The car was being driven at a high speed when the driver lost control over the vehicle and rammed into the parked bus from behind.” Both occupants were taken to a private hospital, where Nagpal died during treatment.
While the police have registered an accidental death case, Senior Inspector Mrutunjay Hiremath said, “We are in the process of registering a case of rash and negligent driving against the driver.”
Earlier, on Wednesday a major accident, a drunk driver of a high-end Jaguar car, Hitesh Shah, 35, rammed into a parked tempo late on Tuesday night in MIDC area in Andheri (E). Police booked Shah under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code for disobedience of orders promulgated by public servant and rash driving, drunk driving. He was rushed to the civic-run Cooper Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.