Thane man dies in Patradevi motorcycle mishap


Manoj Kilje, 30, a resident of Thane-Mumbai, died on the spot, while pillion rider Pravin Gadagi, 29, was seriously injured on Sunday in an accident at Patradevi in Pernem taluka.
The Pernem police said that while Kilje and Gadagi were proceeding towards Sindhudurg in Maharashtra their motorbike skidded off the road near the Paradevi checkpost junction, after the rider lost control.
Kilje died on the spot due to severe head injuries, while the pillion rider, who was rushed to Goa Medical College, Bambolim, suffered multiple injuries and is in critical condition, police said.
This is the fifth accident in a week on NH 17 in Pernem taluka, with two youth succumbing to their injuries. Pernem PI Tushar Lotlikar is investigating the case. [TOI]