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A month after eye operation, 80-year-old drives into railings on Mumbai-Pune highway, dies

Mumbai police identified the body based on the Aadhaar card they recovered from his pocket

mumbai Updated: Nov 02, 2017 00:52 IST
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Hindustan Times
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Police said Dattatray Tawde was driving towards Pune alone. (Photo for representation)

An 80-year-old man from Thane was killed after his car hit the railings along the Mumbai-Pune highway on Wednesday.

Police said Dattatray Tawde was driving towards Pune alone.

As he was crossing Khalapur, he lost control of the vehicle. Police have not yet ascertained how this happened.

“Tawde suffered severe injuries on his head and other parts of his body. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died after sometime,” said an officer from Khalapur police station, who did not wish to be identified.

Police identified the body based on the Aadhaar card they recovered from his pocket. They informed his family about the accident.

“Tawde had undergone an eye operation a month ago. His son had told him he would take him to Pune after a few days. But, Tawde could not wait and decided to drive himself. He was probably unwell and that might have caused him to veer off track,” the officer said.

Police handed over Tawde’s body to his family after a postmortem was conducted at a civic hospital at Khalapur. The postmortem report is awaited.

First Published: Nov 02, 2017 00:52 IST