A speeding vehicle turned turtle on the Bandra-Worli sea link (BSWL) on Monday. The seven occupants of the car, including two children, survived without any major injuries, police said.
According to the Worli police, the incident took place around 1.30pm when Bharat Sitaram Singh, 27, was driving a Mahindra Xylo towards Bandra.
Singh, who works as a driver, said: “I was driving my employers from their Navy Nagar residence towards Bandra. As we entered the BSWL through the Worli entrance, the car’s steering wheel got jammed. I dashed against one end of the sea link and the vehicle turned turtle.”
Singh said he had been working with the family for the past seven years.
The Worli police have registered a case of rash and negligent driving against the driver. Sub-inspector A Marathe said: “It is natural for the driver to say it was a technical fault.”
Three of the seven occupants — Vikas Kumar, 13, Ashish Kumar, 19, and Rosy Sreevastao, 49 — were taken to Bhabha Hospital at Bandra. “None of the victims were injured seriously. They were transferred to the casualty ward for primary treatment and were soon discharged,” said Dr Avinash Dhale, medical officer at Bhabha Hospital.
According to doctors, Vikas had a few scratches on his back, while Ashish suffered minor head injuries. Rosy banged her chest and spine.
“We took X-rays and all three were examined by the surgical and orthopedic doctors. Their injuries were superficial and they were sent home,” said Dr Sulbha Chirmule, medical superintendent of the hospital.
In another incident on the sea link, a police van hit a Bandra-bound taxi around 2.30pm.
A woman passenger sustained minor injuries. No case has been registered.