Second accident on Signature Bridge: Man killed after bike skids

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New Delhi | Updated: Nov 24, 2018 4:17 PM

A 24-year-old man was Saturday killed and his cousin injured after their motorcycle skidded and hit a road divider on the Signature Bridge, a day after two medical students died in a crash there, police said.

signature bridge accident, delhi signature bridge, signature bridge, signature bridge bike accidentWith two accidents in two days, the newly-constructed Signature Bridge has become a death trap. (PTI)

A 24-year-old man was Saturday killed and his cousin injured after their motorcycle skidded and hit a road divider on the Signature Bridge, a day after two medical students died in a crash there, police said. The deceased, Shankar, was riding the motorcycle and his cousin Deepak (17) was riding pillion, a senior police officer said, adding that the duo was on their way to the northeast district from Nangloi.

The Timarpur Police Station was informed about the accident at 8.20 am, he said. They were rushed to a nearby hospital, where Shankar was declared brought dead and Deepak was treated for knee injuries, he added. The deceased was a resident of Ghaziabad and worked as a salesman, while Deepak lives in Shalimar Bagh, the officer said.

Deepak told police that both of them were wearing helmets but due to the impact, Shankar’s came off and his head hit the divider resulting in severe injuries, he added. With two accidents in two days and reports of people scaling its boundaries to take selfies, the Signature Bridge has been in the limelight for all the wrong reasons since its inauguration by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on November 4.

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On Friday morning, two medical students on a bike were killed after ramming into a divider and falling 30 feet. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has expressed concern and appealed to Delhiites especially the youth to exercise caution while taking selfies at the Signature Bridge and to not drive fast on it.

The Signature Bridge over the Yamuna river is double the height of Qutub Minar and was completed after a delay of over 14 years. The new landmark connects Wazirabad across the river Yamuna to the inner city and reduces travel time between north and northeast Delhi. It has designated selfie spots and offers a panoramic view of the city.

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