Motorcyclist dies after being hit by speeding car in Bengal

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Kulti (WB), Jul 10 (PTI) A 28-year-old motorcyclist died on the spot after he was hit by a speeding car on National Highway 2 in West Bengal's Paschim Bardhaman district on Saturday, police said.

The accident took place near Rampur vehicle check-post in Kulti police station area when the man, identified as Prakash Ghosh of Lakshmanpur village, was crossing the highway on his motorcycle, an officer said.

A Kolkata-bound vehicle coming from Jharkhand hit the motorcyclist and lost control, following which it collided with a parked MVI vehicle and overturned, leading to minor injuries to the occupants, he said.

Locals staged a blockade on the highway demanding compensation for the next of the kin of the deceased, but later lifted it following an assurance by the police, the officer added. PTI COR SBN ACD ACD

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