A 35-year-old biker died after an electric pole fell down on him at Palm Beach road in Sanpada on late Sunday evening. The accident took place due to the strong winds caused by Cyclone Tauktae, the police said.
The deceased was identified as Vishal Naralkar, a resident of Airoli and security guard by profession, was returning from work in Seawoods.
Around 9.30 pm, he was on his way home on his bike and his manager, Sunil Rathod, 27, who also stayed in the same area, was the pillion rider. After crossing the Moraj circle, as they were about to enter the bridge near Vashi station, the electric pole fell on their bike.
Nilesh Rajput, assistant inspector from Sanpada police station said, “The pole had actually fallen on Naralkar’s hands and there was no major injuries on his body. However, he lost his consciousness just after the accident and was rushed to NMMC hospital. He was declared dead after sometime.”
“The doctors suspect that he died of a heart attack, due to trauma from the accident. We will get a clear picture once we receive the postmortem reports. His manager, Rathod suffered minor injuries and was discharged from the hospital after an hour,” he said.