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17-year-old and friend killed after car hits truck, near Mumbai

The two were residents of Nimboli village in rural Bhiwandi, and had gone to drop their friend in the four-wheeler.

mumbai Updated: Dec 16, 2017 23:56 IST
According to the police, the car is entirely damaged and nobody has come to claim it.
According to the police, the car is entirely damaged and nobody has come to claim it. (File pic for representation)

A 17-year-old and his friend were killed in a road accident after their car lost control, hitting a divider and a truck that was coming from the opposite direction on the Mumbai-Nashik highway at Bhiwandi. The 33-year-old truck driver, Santosh Maruti Sarode, suffered injuries.

According to the police, the accident took place on Thursday.

The teenager, Rakesh Gulvi who was an SSC student, and his 20-year-old friend, Ajay Gulvi, who was driving the car, were residents of Nimboli village in rural Bhiwandi. They had gone to drop their friend in the four-wheeler.

“They dropped their friend and were returning to Nimboli village. While they were on the Mumbai-Nashik highway, Ajay lost control of the car and hit the divider. The vehicle flipped in the air and hit a truck coming from the opposite side,” said police officer V Shinde, who is investigating the case.

However, the truck driver claimed that Ajay was speeding the car.

Passers-by alerted the police after which Ajay and Rakesh were taken to a hospital, where they were declared dead. Sarode was admitted there.

A case was registered against Ajay under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Motor Vehicles Act.

“Ajay had recently learned driving and did not have a licence. We are tracing the person who gave them the four-wheeler. The car is entirely damaged and nobody has come to claim it. We have sent a letter to the regional transport office (RTO) to trace the car owner and will take legal action against him, if found guilty,” Shinde said.

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