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2 accidents on Vashi flyover: 6 hurt after tanker rams into SUV; 5 vehicles in pile-up at same spot

Accident occurred near Vashi plaza on Mumbai-Panvel highway; two of the injured are in critical condition;

mumbai Updated: Mar 22, 2018 13:20 IST
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Hindustan Times
Vashi,Navi Mumbai,Sion-Panvel Highway
The accident which took place in the morning caused traffic jam on Sion-Panvel highway.(BACHCHAN KUMAR/HT)

Six people have suffered injuries after a gas tanker rammed into an SUV on the flyover on Sion-Panvel highway at Vashi. The accident took place on Thursday at 12.30 am near Vashi Plaza on the Mumbai-Panvel lane.

Among the injured are the drivers of the tanker and the SUV. They were rushed to a nearby hospital. Two of the injured are said to be critical.

In a separate accident, five vehicles piled up after a car applied sudden brake on the same bridge around 9.30am. No one was injured in the second accident, the police said.

Satish Gaikwad, senior police inspector of Vashi traffic unit, said, “There were traffic jams on the busy highway after the accident. We removed the vehicles piled up within a few minutes. We had to deploy extra manpower to handle the situation.”

First Published: Mar 22, 2018 12:05 IST