Motorcyclist dead, pillion rider injured as car hits bike in Morang

KATHMANDU: A man died and another sustained injuries after the motorcycle they were travelling on was hit by a car in Urlabari Municipality-8 of Morang district on Saturday.

Police have identified the deceased as motorcyclist Ravi Roy (25) and injured as pillion rider Shrikrishna Ghimire (24), both local residents.

According to police, the incident occurred when the car (Ba 18 Cha 3097) en route from Urlabari to Durgapuri hit the motorcycle (Ja 9 Pa 7818) in Khaiwa Chok at 6:30 pm yesterday, critically injuring both.

Critically injured Roy breathed his last during the course of treatment at Damak Hospital while Ghimire has been undergoing treatment at Nobel Hospital, Biratnagar, informed police.

Meanwhile, Urlabari-based Area Police Office has impounded the vehicle and detained its driver for further investigation.