A 22-year-old woman, Hiral Jadhav, lost her life in a tragic accident on Sunday afternoon when the motorcycle she was riding pillion on collided with a bus at Shivranjani Crossroads. The 35-year-old bus driver, Gambhirsinh Sisodia, fled the scene but later surrendered to the traffic police.
Jadhav, a native of Deodar in Banaskantha, had come to Ahmedabad to meet her fiance Hiren Parmar, a resident of Shahpur. They were on their way to Bopal when the accident occurred.
According to the city traffic police, Sisodia recklessly attempted to overtake the motorcycle from the right, resulting in the collision. Jadhav’s head was crushed under the bus wheels, causing her instant death.
ACP D S Punadia of the city traffic police informed that Sisodia has been arrested under the charges of causing death by negligent driving.
In another unrelated incident, a 38-year-old woman, Kanku Raju, died late on Saturday night after being knocked down by a mini truck near her house on Canal Road in Isanpur. Raju was rushed to LG hospital in Maninagar but succumbed to her injuries during treatment.
The traffic police have registered a complaint of causing death by negligent driving against the mini truck driver.