Pune: A software engineer died as the passersby took his photographs instead of taking the hit and run victim to the hospital. The 25-year-old Satish Prabhakar Mete could have been saved if he was given timely treatment.
Mete was knocked down by a vehicle in a hit and run accident and bled profusely but passersby did nothing to save him, at Indrayaninagar corner in Bhosari on Wednesday evening. Mete, a native of Aurangabad was living in Moshi.
Kartikraj Kate, a dentist from Bhosari stopped to help Mete and took him to Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital in Pimpri where he was declared dead by the doctors, reports TOI.
Kate said he was on his way to his clinic in Bhosari around 6.30pm on Wednesday when he noticed a crowd at Indrayaninagar corner. “When I slowed down, I saw a badly injured man lying on the road. He was soaked in blood but was conscious,” he said.
“He was moving his hands and legs. People had gathered around him, some clicked photographs of the accident scene, while some one shot a video too. But none of them was ready to help him,” Kate said.
The dentist stopped an auto rickshaw, “There were passengers in it, but the driver was helpful. He told them to disembark and put the accident victim in his vehicle,” he said.
Mete had sustained severe head injuries and was bleeding from the nose and ears. Kate noticed tyre marks on his stomach. On the way to the hospital, Kate tried to save the man’s life by giving him cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
“However, after some time, he stopped responding. The doctors took an electrocardiogram at the hospital and declared him brought dead. His life could have been saved had the onlookers around taken him to the hospital immediately,” he said.
Senior inspector Bhimrao Shingade of the Bhosari MIDC police station has appealed the people to contact the police station on 020-27130003 if they have noted down the registration number of the vehicle or if they have any information about it.