Hyderabad: A pedestrian was hit by a racing bike on Necklace Road on Saturday morning. The victim will be bedridden for three months.
Shiv Shankar Reddy, the vice-president with a corporate company, was out for a morning walk on Necklace Road at around 6.15 am when he was hit by speeding bikers near the Khairatabad MMTS Station.
“Nine youths, including a few minors, were riding without helmets on three bikes. They were trying to race each other when one biker lost control and crashed into me from behind and dragged me for a few metres,” he said.
Sabita L., who witnessed the incident, drove the victim to the hospital. “The bikers were a set of young boys, some of whom were 15 to 16 years old. They were racing without helmets. One biker lost control, hit the walker and dragged him for 10 metres. The victim was bleeding profusely. Two riders also suffered injuries, but they were not very severe. We tried calling for an ambulance, however, there was no response. I took the three of them, in my car, to KIMS Hospital. The victim suffered severe injuries to his head, arms and legs,” she said.
The doctors at KIMS Hospital found that Mr Shankar Reddy had suffered fractures to his leg, for which they had to insert a rod. It will be at least three months before he can walk again.
“I have been walking on Necklace Road for over a year. I have often seen youngsters driving rashly. Many of them attempt drifts and wheelies as early as 6 am. Many walkers are concerned about the irresponsible driving on Necklace Road during the wee hours of the morning, and few people have been hit before. On Saturday, I became a victim. A rod has been inserted in my leg, and the doctors said that I will only be able to walk after three months. I can’t think about taking morning walks for at least a year,” Mr Reddy said.
The police have booked a case against the riders under Section 279 of the IPC at Necklace Road Police Station. The minors in the group have been counselled against rash driving....