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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Almost on daily basis, reports of road accidents have been pouring in since the State started receiving heavy rains.

In most of the accidents reported, two-wheelers are involved. What mostly result in two-wheeler accidents are people riding pillion on bikes with open umbrellas in their hands?

Based on these facts, a Facebook post put up by last year Forensic Medicine PG student of Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Veena J S has gone viral.

“Those who ride pillion on bikes, holding their open umbrella above head are prone to fall off the bike, smash their skull, injure their brain and finally succumb to the injuries. As they open umbrella the wind will try to blow it away when the pillion rider tries to cling on to it. And instantly, the bike loses control and overturns and the pillion rider is thrown off to another side…And even if the person tries to leave the umbrellas when the wind blows, it will hit some other biker, endangering them… Since wearing helmet is not compulsory for those who sit behind the rider, this holding of umbrella invites danger,” she says.

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