Mumbai: 1 dead, 35 injured as bus overturns near Dadar TT junction
The Borivali-bound bus was to take a U-turn but it hit a divider and overturned on the southbound stretch ahead of Parsi gymkhana between Dadar TT circle and Ruia junction.mumbai Updated: May 21, 2017 09:43 IST
A 35-year-old passenger was killed after a private luxury bus he was travelling in overturned near Dadar TT junction in Dadar East at 4am on Sunday.
Dadar TT in Central Mumbai is a hub and many buses for outstation destinations such as Pune, Nashik, Goa and other places in Konkan start from here.
Matunga police said the Borivali-bound bus, which was coming from Ratnagiri, hit a divider before it was to take a U-turn, and overturned on the southbound stretch ahead of Parsi gymkhana between Dadar TT circle and Ruia junction.
“The deceased identified as Sainath Bhalekar was from Borivali. He was seated next to the driver. After the bus overturned, he fell out of the window and came under the wheels. Thirty-five others, including the driver, have suffered injuries but are out of danger,” said Matunga police station senior inspector BM Kakad.
The driver will be booked for causing death due to negligence, the police said.
This is the second such incident in two days. On Saturday, a man died while 17 people, including two children, were injured after a private bus carrying a marriage party toppled in Powai on the Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR).
Police said four of the injured are still in critical condition. The accident occurred at Gandhi Nagar junction around 1pm after the Kanjurmarg-bound bus crossed IIT Powai.