Liya Jiji : 22-year-old woman killed in accident involving two speeding bikes in Kochi

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Kochi: A tragic accident claimed the life of a 22-year-old woman in the early hours of Wednesday near Pulinchode, Aluva. The victim, identified as Liya Jiji, was riding pillion on a bike driven by Jibin, a resident of Koratty. Both riders were wearing helmets at the time of the accident. Two other individuals were also injured in the collision involving two speeding bikes.

The accident occurred around 1:30 am when both bikes were moving in the same direction towards Aluva from Ernakulam. It is suspected that the second bike rammed into Jibin’s bike from behind, causing significant damage to the second bike’s right side and fuel tank. The collision resulted in fuel leakage as the vehicles slid through the road for about 10 meters.

Authorities from the police and motor vehicle department (MVD) have been unable to determine the cause of the accident and the speed of the vehicles involved. The damaged vehicles were inspected by MVD officials, who found that the second bike was severely impacted. However, the front and rear sides of the victims’ bike sustained minor damage. Unfortunately, the cameras in the area were not functioning, making it impossible to assess the speed of the bikes, according to officials.

Based on the nature of the collision and the damage suffered by the vehicles, it is believed that speeding played a significant role in the accident. However, the MVD officials are still waiting to review CCTV footage that would provide more insight into the movement of the two vehicles.

Road accidents have been a concerning issue in Kerala, with various factors contributing to them. A study conducted by Natpac identified traffic, road-related issues, human-related factors, vehicle-related factors, environmental factors, and legal factors as major contributors to road accidents in the state.

The deceased victim, Liya Jiji, tragically lost her life at the scene of the accident. The station house officer at Aluva east police station declined to provide further details about the incident.

Road safety expert Upendra Narayan highlighted the risks associated with high-speed bikes, emphasizing that they often occupy the extreme right lane instead of the designated left lane. This improper lane usage, combined with elevated seats for pillion riders, can result in severe injuries during accidents.

MVD officials have stated their intention to suspend the license of the responsible party once they are identified. Investigations into the accident are ongoing, and authorities are working diligently to gather more information about the incident.

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