Navi Mumbai car collision impact throws woman out of taxi
Both injured persons are undergoing treatment at a private hospitalUpdated: Jun 13, 2018 11:30 IST
Two young women were injured when the taxi they were travelling in was hit by a speeding car at Vashi early on Monday.
The women were identified as Twinke, 25 and Shivani, 21. They both work as orchestra singers at a bar in Kopar Khairane. The police have not revealed their complete identities. Both women are undergoing treatment at a private hospital. The incident was captured in a CCTV camera.
According to the police, Twinkle, Shivani and two other women work in the same bar. After their shift got over around 2.30am on Monday, they were returning home in a taxi.
As the taxi was crossing Shivaji Chowk, a speeding Maruti Swift, that was coming from the side of Palm Beach Road, crashed into the taxi. The impact of the accident was such that Twinkle, who was sitting behind, was thrown out of the taxi.
“Passers-by rushed the girls to a hospital. The girls suffered injuries, but not grievously. They are still under observation in the hospital,” said Deepak Barkale, assistant police inspector from Vashi police station.
“The signal at the chowk was not working when the accident took place. The driver of the Swift car did not slow down while crossing the chowk, assuming no other vehicle would be there on road,” he said.
The car driver has been identified as a 30-year-old resident of Sakinaka. Police said he did not flee the spot after the accident.
The police have registered a case under sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 184 (driving dangerously) of the Motor Vehicles Act against the driver.
“We have summoned (the car driver) and he will be arrested soon,” said another police officer.
It is unclear if the car driver was drunk when the accident took place.