A day after being hit by a speeding SUV driven by Dr Mayur Desai, two IT company employees, continued to battle for their lives at a private hospital on Thursday. Meanwhile, Vastrapur police have asked RTO to cancel Dr Desai’s licence.
“We have requested the RTO for the permanent cancellation of Dr Desai’s driving licence. This decision has been taken based on the severe injuries and current medical states of the two victims, which shows that he was driving recklessly,” said MK Rana, Vastrapur police inspector.
Part of the male victim’s left leg had to be amputated, while the woman reeled from head injuries in comatose state, said the hospital authorities.
After learning about the incident, families of Rohit Siddhpara (23) and Hiran Thummar (23) had rushed in from Jamnagar and Rajkot, respectively on Wednesday. Both were admitted to Shalby Hospital and are presently in coma at Intensive Care Unit (ICU), due to immense loss of blood.
According to hospital authorities, Siddhpara’s left leg had to be amputated from below the knee as it was completely crushed in the accident. He remained unconscious even as the surgery was performed on Thursday afternoon.
When contacted by dna, his family was too grief-stricken over the entire episode to respond. “We came to the city yesterday evening.
We are not completely aware of his current state. We have not seen him for too long due to all the procedures,” said Siddhpara’s father.
Meanwhile, doctors said that Thummar’s head injuries have not let her condition stabilise. She is said to be in a critical condition due to severity of the impact. Her father, Harsukh Thummar, was driven to the city by his employer from Rajkot, where he works as a caretaker of a private property.
“The authorities have told me that both of them are in coma and that it difficult to say if their health will recover soon,” said Thummar.
According to the police complaint, a white Land Cruiser SUV driven by Desai hit the Discover motorcycle the duo was riding near Neptune crossroads behind Rajpath Club on Wednesday morning. Travelling at 100 kmph, the SUV had dragged the bike for almost 100-feet before screeching to a halt. Desai, however, had stayed put and informed the police of the incident.