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BJP MLA’s driver, cop injured after car crashes into traffic chowky in Mumbai

The traffic constable suffered fractures in his ribs, and is admitted to a hospital

mumbai Updated: Sep 15, 2017 11:22 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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The driver lost control of the car as he was speeding, and crashed into the traffic division(Praful Gangurde/HT)

A BJP MLA’s car crashed into a traffic police chowky in Mulund in the early hours of Friday. While the MLA was not present in the car, police said that only the driver and a traffic policeman was injured in the crash.

The incident took place when the BJP MLA Sardar Tara Singh’s driver was driving the car along the Eastern Express Highway around 1 am.

The accused driver of the vehicle was heading into the city from Nahur.

“He was speeding at the time, and was unable to control the vehicle. Before he could apply the brakes or take control of the car, it crashed into our traffic division,” said Jayprakash Bhosale, senior inspector at Mulund traffic division.

During the road crash, a head constable, Umesh Ishi, attached to the division, was injured in the mishap. Ishi suffered fractured ribs, and is currently admitted in the hospital.

The driver, who was also injured, was rushed to the hospital, where is still admitted. Officials at the Mulund police station said they will arrest the driver once he is discharged.

The division was heavily damaged in the crash. Officials in the traffic police department said the front counter and the wall were destroyed in the crash, as the car directly entered the first room in the division located near Ghatkopar bridge in Mulund.

The Mulund MLA was said to be out of the city at the time of the incident.

The Mulund police investigating the case have registered a case of causing hurt and rash driving against the driver of the car.

First Published: Sep 15, 2017 11:17 IST