Birpara, 3rd october, 2018 : A group of four bikers consisting of 2 Indian citizen and 2 from New Zealand were heading towards Assam #Kajiranga National Park via Birpara-Hasimara-Guwahati from Darjeeling. One of the kiwi biker met with an accident at about 6-7PM near Himalaya Hotel Birpara. The biker was from #NewZealand, and his name was Shawn Hanson Michial(50).
According to his friend Jef Evan, they were heading towards #Hasimara to stay in a hotel. While they reached #Himalaya hotel, a Tata Magic was turning from a wrong side without any lights on. Shawn banged with the magic. Though he was wearing all gears and helmet he was badly injured (internal injuries possibly). The driver of the vehicle fled from the spot.
His friends with help of some locals took him to Birpara Hospital, he was alive that moment but due to poor facility here in Birpara he was immediately referred to #Siliguri Hospital.
They were stuck at Birpara Railgate for atleast 20 mins as the train was passing. Jef said, the road here is terrible. Unfortunately Shawn was not responding to Jef so he decided to get Shawn back to Birpara hospital. Shawn died in the ambulance.
Shawn’s body has been taken to Alipurduar hospital to preserve his body as Birpara hospital even lacks to store and preserve dead body.
#BFC members helped them to accommodate in a hotel and to contact their family.