The 20-year-old son of a retired district judge, Raghunath died in the early hours of Wednesday when the Yamaha R1 he was riding crashed at high speed into the divider on the National Highway bypass road and then subsequently a tree at Edappally highway, near Oberon Mall. The impact was such that the rider was thrown to a distance of 20 metres and engine was found 100 metres away from the wreck.
The rider of the superbike, Vyshakh Raghunath was a fifth semester law student of at National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) in the city. Vyshak had borrowed this 1000cc bike, having Goa registration, from one of his friends. The police officials, after examining the bike and accident spot, suspect that the youth might have been riding his bike in high speed and must have lost control.
According to police, the incident occurred around 1.45 am as Vyshak was proceeding from Palarivattom on a bike after meeting his friend. The vehicle, which lost control, rammed into the median on the Bypass Road, near Mylathu temple. He was thrown out of the bike and hit a tree on the road side. Under the impact of the collision, one part of the bike flew off and fell on the wind shield of a jeep heading from the opposite direction. Soon, local people gathered and rushed the injured to a private hospital where he was declared dead.
Edappally traffic police have registered a case and the investigation is on. The police officials said that they will soon track the owner of the bike.
‘May God give the strength to the family in this tough time. RIP Vyshakh Raghunath.’
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