Ina gruesome incident, a teenaged girl, who was riding pillion, was killed on the spot in a hit-and-run on the Western Express Highway in Goregaon (E) Monday . Police said her friend, who was riding the motorcycle, escaped with minor injuries.
The accident occurred when an Alto rammed into the motorcycle the victims were riding. The driver of the car, a maroon Alto, did not even stop to help the victims, the police said. Minutes before, the same vehicle ran over a pedestrian on the highway.
The deceased, Sylvia Mcwan (17), was a Std-XI distance learning student at Mumbai University and lived with her father, grandmother and two siblings at Virar.
While Sylvia and her friend Ankush Rathod (24) were returning after attending a seminar, an Alto came up from behind and tried to overtake the motorcycle . The driver, however, lost control over his car and hit the bike. The motorcycle skidded and Sylvia was flung off her seat. She landed on the road, her head banging against the divider. She died on the spot, the police said.
The Goregaon (E) police are questioning witnesses and trying to trace the driver. The pedestrian who was killed minutes earlier is yet to be identified. His body has been sent to the Borivli post-mortem centre, an officer said.