Reckless bike ride kills birthday boy, cousin

Reckless bike ride kills birthday boy, cousin

A birthday joyride turned tragic for a 23-year-old youth and his cousin who died after crashing their bike on a median in Chikka Banaswadi near Ramamurthy Nagar on Saturday afternoon.

The KR Puram traffic police have filed a case of negligence against the rider and blamed rash and reckless driving as the cause of the accident.

The deceased Alwyn (23) was a bank employee and his cousin Edwin (21) was a PU student at a private college. They were residents of Vijinapura in Kasturi Nagar, the police said.

According to the police, the accident occurred around 1.45 pm on the Ring Road near the ASR convention hall. Edwin had taken birthday boy Alwyn to a nearby hotel for lunch and they were returning home.

Riding a KTM Duke recklessly, Edwin lost control of the bike while trying to overtake a vehicle, and crashed into the median. The impact was such that they were flung on to the footpath. They were rushed to a nearby hospital, but were declared brought dead due to grievous injuries.

While the bodies were taken to Bowring Hospital for postmortem, the police pointed out that they were riding without helmets.

According to the police, Edwin had borrowed the bike from one of their relatives. Alwyn had just joined a private bank a week ago, they said.

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