Toyota Fortuner-Range Rover race ends in crash, biker killed

A case of reckless driving has surfaced from Chandigarh where a Toyota Fortuner and a Range Rover Sport engaged in a race. The Range Rover was involved in an accident and was found resting on its side. The high-speed run resulted in the death of a biker.

What exactly happened?

Toyota Fortuner-Range Rover race ends in crash, biker killed

The accident took place in Sector 49, Chandigarh on Thursday night. Eyewitnesses claim that the Range Rover Sport was driving at a high-speed towards Mohali while racing with a Toyota Fortuner. The Range Rover lost its control and hit a Maruti Alto on the way.

The Maruti Alto overturned after the impact and the SUV hit a pole on the divider. The high-speed of the vehicle caused it to jump the divider and hit a motorcycle coming from Mohali. According to the cops, the Range Rover dragged the biker for about 100 meters before stopping against a tree. The vehicle had overturned multiple times before coming to a stop. The motorcyclist was a native of Kotkapura in Punjab but worked in Mohali and was returning from his work in a call centre when the accident took place.

The driver of the Range Rover has been identified as Chamkaur Singh Virk, 29, a son of the transporter, Bant Singh from Ludhiana. The miscreant fled the spot after his friends in Toyota Fortuner helped him to come out of the vehicle after breaking the sunroof of the mangled SUV.

Toyota Fortuner-Range Rover race ends in crash, biker killed

A case has been registered on the complaint of Alto driver against Chamkaur and was arrested under the Section 304 (A) (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in a bailable offence. After a few hours of his arrest, he was let off on bail. He was also booked under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 337 (causing hurt by an act endangering the life or personal safety of others) but all the sections are bailable offences.

The biker, Aman Raswanta was rushed to a Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32 where the doctors referred him to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research. He was declared brought dead. He was wearing a helmet but it couldn’t save him from the impact. The Alto driver also received injuries but he is in a stable condition and is out of danger.

Jaswinder Kaur, Inspector, Sector 49 Police station said,

“We have arrested Chamkaur, and are trying to trace the occupants of the Fortuner, who helped him flee the scene after breaking the SUV’s sunroof. Inspection of Chamkaur’s vehicle revealed a broken sunroof, though the vehicle landed on its side, consolidating the injured eyewitness’s account of Chamkaur’s friends having helped him flee,”

Police have said that blood and urine samples have been sent for traces of alcohol.

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