Noted Indian woman biker Veenu Paliwal from Jaipur, Rajasthan, died in a motorcycle crash. Ms. Paliwal was on a Kashmir to Kanyakumari road trip with fellow biker Dipesh Tanwar, and duo were riding Harley Davidson cruisers. Ms. Paliwal’s bike skidded near Gyaraspur, in between Sagar and Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), and reportedly left her with a wrist injury.
She was first treated for her wrist injury at a primary health center, where she reportedly received an injection. Following this, her pulse weakened, and she was shifted to the Vidisha district hospital, where she was declared “brought dead”. Initial reports suggest that Ms. Paliwal died due to an allergic reaction to the injection she received at the primary health center.
The post mortem report is awaited. 44 year old Ms. Paliwal leaves a young son and daughter behind. The biker was an entrepreneur who used to run a cafe in Jaipur called Cha Bar. Indian highways continue to be dangerous for long distance touring, for both cars and motorcycles. Bad roads, dangerous drivers and poor healthcare facilities ail many of India’s highways.
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