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60-year-old man injured after his car crashes into moving truck on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

The Chembur resident has fractured his hand and is in hospital.

mumbai Updated: Jun 02, 2018 16:30 IST
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Hindustan Times
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The accident took place on Saturday morning on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway near Panvel city.(HT File Photo)

A 60-year-old man from Chembur was injured after his car crashed into a truck on Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Saturday.

Gautam Gaikwad had gone to Pune for work on Friday and was driving back home alone in his car on Saturday morning when the accident took place, the police said. Around 7.30 am, as Gaikwad was nearing Panvel city, his car crashed into a truck that was also moving in the same direction.

“The car crashed into the truck from the rear and spun to a halt 50 metres away. Gaikwad fractured his right hand in the accident,” said a police officer from Panvel taluka police station, who did not wish to be named.

A few locals who saw the accident rushed Gaikwad to MGM hospital in Kamothe, where he is under observation.

“The truck waited for a while and then we let it go to Mumbai. It was no fault of the truck driver so we have not summoned him for interrogation,” the officer said.

The police have registered a case against Gaikwad under sections 279 and 338 of the Indian Penal Code, and section 184 of the Motor Vehicle Act. “We don’t think Gaikwad was drunk when the accident took place. We will take his statement,” the officer added.

First Published: Jun 02, 2018 16:27 IST