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1 dead, 1 hurt after container truck crashes into vehicle on Thane’s Ghodbunder Road

It took one hour to rescue the driver whose legs were stuck in the truck cabin; accident led to two-hour traffic jam

mumbai Updated: May 22, 2018 15:48 IST
Priyanka Dhomse
Priyanka Dhomse
Hindustan Times
Mumbai,Thane,road accident
The accident took place around 4.30 am near Anand Nagar signal on Tuesday.(Praful Gangurde)

The driver of a container truck died and the cleaner was injured after their vehicle crashed into another container truck ahead of it on Thane’s Ghodbunder Road in the early hours of Tuesday. The accident blocked traffic and led to a jam on the arterial road, which the Thane traffic police cleared in around two hours.

The accident took place around 4.30 am near the Anand Nagar signal because of speeding and rash driving, officials said. “The container truck was heading into Mumbai from Aligarh and crashed into the one ahead of it after the driver lost control. Nothing much happened to the truck it crashed into, but the front of the speeding vehicle has been smashed badly,” said Santosh Kadam, in charge of Thane’s Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC).

One fire tender, one rescue vehicle and one ambulance were despatched to the spot, he added.

The driver, Shaukat Ali, 25, suffered major injuries to his leg, while the cleaner, Mohin,17, has minor head injuries. “The driver’s legs were stuck in the cabin. It took us around an hour to release him, with help from the fire brigade,” Kadam said. The duo was admitted to a hospital in Manpada, Thane (west), where Ali succumbed to injuries.

Police and traffic police officials, the RDMC and the fire brigade worked together to rescue the injured, move the huge truck to a side of the road and clear the traffic congestion.

First Published: May 22, 2018 12:44 IST