Amit Vernekar aged 17 died on the NH 4 at Tavandi Ghat yesterday after he fell from his bike, the pillion rider his female friend was injured. He was studying at the Gogte College of Commerce (PUC I)
4 friends yesterday decided to go to McDonalds (Kolhapur) and hence the four left on a Yamama bike and a Activa from Belgaum. One bike at the Tavandi ghat went a bit forward when they heard a sound and when they turned back it was Amit who had slipped and hit the divider and he died on the spot.
The bike skid to about 50 feet and the female pillion rider was thrown in the near by bushes. She was taken to hospital.