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Mumbai biker killed on potholed road: Truck driver arrested

Jagruti Viraj Hogale was leading a group of bikers to Jawhar near Mumbai for the weekend

mumbai Updated: Jul 24, 2017 18:46 IST
Ram Parmar
Ram Parmar
Hindustan Times
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The driver of the truck that crushed Mumbai biker Jagruti Viraj Hogale on the Jawhar-Dahanu highway on Sunday was arrested for negligent driving.

Hogale was leading a group of bikers to Jawhar for a weekend getaway. Around 9am, she tried to overtake the truck near the Vaiti village and swerved her motorcycle to avoid a pothole when she was crushed by the truck. By the time Hogale’s friends, who were behind here, reached her, she was dead.

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The driver, Vijay Yadav, 35, was arrested for negligent and rash driving, and was produced before a Dahanu court on Monday afternoon,said a Kasa police official.

The police said the truck was loaded with iron materials. The police said they seized the truck and are probing the accident.

After the accident on Sunday, the police charged Hogale for negligent driving, saying she should have shown better judgement.

First Published: Jul 24, 2017 18:45 IST