The bike overturned as he lost his balance at one of the corners

Coimbatore 20-year-old dies in biking accident parents to sue helmet company
news Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 11:31

After a biking practice session in Chettiplayam in Coimbatore went awry, a 20-year-old died in an accident at Kari Motor Speedway. 

According to The Times of India, J Nandakumar wanted to take part in an upcoming racing event and had signed up for a session organized by a private company.

Tarun Kumar of Coimbatore Racing Academy organised an ‘open race track’ in which racing enthusiasts were invited to take a ride on the track.

The bike overturned as he lost his balance at one of the corners. He sustained grievous injuries to the head and was taken to a private hospital, but died within an hour.

Though victim’s brother Gowtham did not want to file a complaint against anyone, he did feel that the ambulance was ill-equipped and lacked any doctor or nurse. The unavailability of hospitals in Chettipalayam area was an issue.

His parents plan on filing a complaint with the Chettipalayam police against the helmet company.

According to his brother, Nandakumar was passionate about racing and wanted to pursue it professionally. He purchased a Yamaha R15 one-and-a-half months ago on a loan. He had been participating in several racing events, including national meets.

Gowtham added that Nandakumar always kept his family in the loop about his decisions. 

“My father was planning to visit the track on Sunday but due to some work he could not,” Gowtham said.

Had we reached the hospital even ten minutes earlier, we could have saved my brother,” said Gowtham.


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