Eight passengers and conductor of a state transport bus were injured when the vehicle turned turtle at Matunga on Thursday. No casualties were reported.
The accident occurred at around 1.20 am when the bus hit against the right end of a bridge at Nana Shankar Peth near Dadar TT.
“When the bus was about to climb the bridge, the driver lost control and the vehicle collided with the side of the bridge,” said senior inspector Sunil Deshmukh of the Matunga police station.
However, no pedestrian was injured.
The police said, the driver, Ganpat Yeware’s (47) negligence led to the mishap.
The vehicle ferrying 72 passengers from Pune to Mumbai Central.
“Yeware was arrested from the spot after the accident. He has been booked for rash and negligent driving, damaging public property and causing grievous hurt to passengers,” Deshmukh added.
Investigations revealed that Yeware had dozed off while driving.
The injured were rushed to Sion hospital. “Conductor Sameer Zagde, who sustained a hip fracture, is recuperating. The eight passengers were discharged after medical treatment,” said Deshmukh.