Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R rider crashes, and dies after helmet gets stuck

Rohit Singh Shekhawat, 35, on a Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R superbike crashed after trying to avoid two pedestrians in front of the World Trade Centre at Jaipur, Rajasthan. The accident happened at about 10 PM, on Wednesday night. While the rider succumbed to a brain haemorrhage, the pedestrians – who were critically injured in the crash – have been admitted to a city hospital.

It’s said that Mr. Shekhawat lay on the road for nearly 15 minutes unattended. Passers-by, who took him to a nearby hospital, are said to have noticed his nose bleeding as the lay on the ground.  They then tried to unsuccessfully remove his crash helmet. Eventually, doctors at the hospital managed to cut the buckle and remove the helmet from Mr. Shekhawat’s head. However, it was too late by then, as the rider had succumbed to a brain haemorrhage.

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R Winter Edition that Mr. Shekhawat was riding at the time of crash was purchased just weeks ago. The bike, which is priced at Rs. 24 lakh rupees (on-road), features a 998 cc, in-line four cylinder petrol engine that outputs 197 Bhp-113 Nm. As it’s clear, this is one bike that’s extremely powerful. Why, it’s capable of doing a top speed of nearly 300 Kph.

Mr. Shekhawat, a resident of Jaipur, was a manager at a Jaguar-Land Rover dealership in the city. Mr. Shekhawat was also a motorcycle enthusiast, who had extensive experience riding superbikes, both on public road, as well as on the race track.

An experienced superbike rider, Mr. Shekhawat has been owning a Ducati Monster 795 for over a couple of years. It’s said that he used to take safety seriously, and always used to wear safety equipment such as crash helmet, gloves and a riding jacket while on a superbike. Mr. Shekhawat is survived by his wife, and a 2 year-old son.

Via Bhaskar