A 52-year-old man died after he was mowed down by a speeding garbage truck at Antop Hill on Monday morning.
The incident took place near Panchawati bakery at Sion-Koliwada when Armogam Naiker was walking down the 30-foot road.
“The truck driver was speeding and he rammed into Naiker, crushing him under the rear wheels,” said a family member.
Naiker received serious injuries on his head and chest, and was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival. Witnesses caught the driver, 28-year-old Abdul Azim Abdul Rahim Shaikh, and handed him over to the police.
“Naiker was walking down the road when the truck hit him from the back. He fell and was crushed under the rear wheels of the truck,” said inspector A Gosavi from Antop hill police station.
While Shaikh told the police that he lost control of the vehicle before he hit Naiker, the deceased’s family members alleged that he was drunk driving. The police booked Naiker for rash driving and causing death by negligence.
August 2016: A 55-year-old businessman was killed after a dumper allegedly rammed his bike around 3.15 pm at Udaynagar junction on Saki Vihar road. The driver fled the spot and Jalil Ahmed Khalil Ahmed Shaikh died on the spot. He was a resident of Sakinaka Lok Milan society and used to trade in garments.
April 2016: Two persons died after the driver of a garbage truck lost control of it and rammed it into a taxi, a bike, a private vehicle and a cement mixer on the Jogeshwari-Vikhroli (JVLR) flyover. The driver was caught by bystanders and handed over to the police.