The Driver and the cleaner of trailer were injured after the container they were ferrying toppled on Mumbra bypass road in Thane on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday. Both the injured were rushed to Kalwa civil hospital and were identified as Sovit Mishra, 25, driver, and Mehmood Ahmed, 22.
The accident took place at 12.05am after Mishra misjudged a left turn and lost control of the vehicle. The trailer, which was on its way Nagpur, went off the road and toppled. The impact was such that Mishra and Ahmed got trapped inside the driver’s cabin. They were rescued after a few passers-by heard their cries for help and informed the police and civic authorities about the accident. The officials from the Thane Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) and police officers reached to the spot within 15 minutes.
“ We called for extra man power, and it took us nearly 45 minutes to pull them out safely. Both had sustained minor injuries and were rushed to the hospital,” said Santosh Kadam, a senior official from RDMC.
An officer from Mumbra police station said, “We have recorded their statements. The spot where the accident occurred has a sharp left turn and similar mishaps have been reported from the same spot in the past as well. Moreover, the injured did not claim any foul play in their statement.”