Two 11-year-old schoolgirls sustained serious injuries after they were knocked down by a pick-up truck in Kurla (East) on Thursday morning.
The girls were rushed to the Rajawadi hospital where they are currently recuperating.
The Nehru Nagar police have arrested the driver of the pickup truck on the charge of rash driving.
The incident took place around 8am outside the Thakkarbappa Municipal School located at Thakkarbappa Colony in Kurla (East).
Jamuna Jairam Dolia and Dolly Dayalji Suhasia, the two Class 6 students, were crossing the road when they were run over by the pick-up van, the Nehru Nagar police said.
“Jamuna and Dolly, are both Class 6 students at the Thakkarbappa Municipal School in Kurla. The girls were crossing the road going parallel to the school when Ashpak Babu Nagori, 28, the driver of the truck coming at a high speed, rammed into them,” said police sub inspector V Chouhan from Nehru Nagar police station.
The girls sustained serious injuries and were rushed to the Rajawadi hospital,” Chouhan added.
The Nehru Nagar police arrested Nagori for rash and negligent driving.
An officer from the police station, on condition of anonymity as he is not authorised to speak to the media added, “The girls were on their way to use the toilet in the Gujarati Municipal School on the other side of the road when the incident took place.”
An officer at the BMC’s control room, on condition of anonymity as he is not authorised to speak to the media, said, “There is a toilet in the school where the girls study. We think the toilet there must have been overcrowded because of which they decided to go to the other school as the number of students there is relatively fewer.”