- He has four sports bikes in his garage
- One of them was gifted by his uncle Pawan Kalyan
- He used to pillion ride in his childhood with his grandpa
- He is absolutely safe and recovering
Hyderabad: Mega actor Sai Dharam Tej, Mega Star Chiranjeevi’s nephew (sister’s son), who is recovering from injuries in a road accident, is fond of motor bikes. He likes riding. It has been his passion since his childhood. He used to sit on the pillion while his grandfather was riding the bike. Knowing the liking Sai Dharam Tej has for bikes, his uncle and film hero cum political leader Pawan Kalyan had gifted him Avenger. Dharam Tej’s mother also gifted one sports bike to him recently. Sai has four sports bikes in his garage now. One he met with accident is Triumph Sports bike which costs around Rs. 16 lakh.
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Sai spends much of his weekends with friends in parties. Even to go to a gathering of friends he prefers to travel by bike rather than a car. Sandeep, Kishan, Harsha and Sai are close friends. They are used to spending time together partying. He was on his way to the weekend party when the accident took place. A lady who was passing by on the cable bridge on Durgam Cheruvu had identified the actor and dialed 100 and informed the police. The police reached the spot in minutes. While the accident had taken place at 7.30 pm, Sai was in Medicover hospital by 8 pm. He was wearing helmet which saved his life. Sai susually wears sports jacket and helmet whenever he drove a sports bike. But on Friday he had only his helmet. Police had filed case under sections 366 and 184 of MV Act.
CT scan report taken soon after arrival at the Medicover hospital showed no internal injuries. Sai went into coma more because of shock due to the accident. There was sand on the road which caused skidding of the bike. The bike was dragged for about 15 meters. Sai was lucky that there were no heavy vehicles following him and the traffic was sparse since it was a festival day (Vinayaka Chaturthi) and a holiday for government and private offices. The GHMC staff had taken immediate measure to clean the road of the sand by wee hours on Saturday morning.
The young actor was put on ventilator just as a precautionary measure. His lungs had Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and the doctors were trying to find out the reasons for the condition. He is totally out of danger. The doctors had continued with investigations to find out if there are any unseen internal injuries. Chiranjeevi, Sai’s celebrated uncle, tweeted that his nephew is safe and there is nothing to worry. There was a fracture to color bone and it might take some time to heal.
Sai Dharam Tej was shifted to Apollo Hospitals in Jubilee Hills on Friday night itself. Actors Srikanth and Prakash Raj had visited Sai at Apollo on Saturday morning.
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