Three people were killed while two are battling for life following an accident on the Mumbai-Pune expressway on Sunday night. The victims are residents of Nerul.
The accident took place around 8.45pm. The deceased have been identified as Chandramurti Iyer, 60, Vaidehi Iyer, 47, and her husband Srinivasan, 52. Those injured are Ramamurthi Iyer, 65, Chandramurthi’s husband, and the driver Shankar Balasubramaniam. Srinivasan and Ramamurthi are brothers.
Srinivasan, a businessman, and his wife, Vaidehi, a homemaker, live in sector 27 of Nerul. They are survived by a 20-year-old son who is studying engineering and a 13-year-old daughter studying in Class 9. Ramamurthi and Chandramurti had recently come from Chennai to attend a family function.
While Ramamurthi has been admitted to Ashtavinayak hospital in New Panvel, Shankar has been admitted to Panacea hospital in New Panvel. The police said their condition is critical.
Gajanan Ghadge, assistant police inspector of Panvel city police station, said, “The accident happened at Shivkar village in Panvel. The driver seems to have lost control of the Innova car and crashed into the divider.”
He said, “The family had gone to Pandharpur for a day’s pilgrimage on Sunday morning. They were returning when the accident took place.”
The police have booked the driver for negligent driving causing death.