Three vehicles collide on Mumbai-Pune Expressway, leave two dead, six injured
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Three vehicles collide on Mumbai-Pune Expressway, leave two dead, six injured

Mumbai city news: The accident took place near Kamshet around 75km from Pune around 4.30am

mumbai Updated: Jun 13, 2017 13:44 IST
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Hindustan Times
Mumbai city news,Mumbai-Pune expressway,Mumbai accidents

Two people died while six others were injured after three vehicles collided on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Thursday.

The incident took place around 4am near Kamshet about 70 kilometers from Pune city.

According to the police, first, an Innova car hit a trailer from the back while it was going towards Pune. Three people
in the car were injured while those in the trailer escaped unhurt.

“The injured were taken to a nearby hospital immediately. While our officials were removing the mangled remains of the car and the trailer from the road, an SUV rammed into it,” said an officer from Kamshet police station.

“There were five people in the SUV and all of them suffered injuries on their head and other parts of their bodies. They were rushed to Lokmanya Hospital in Nigdi but two of them Nitin Patil, 29, and Balaji Keshave, 25, died after admission. They were residents of Jalgaon,” he added.

The others are under observation. “The doctors told us that the survivors are out of danger. They are residents of Sangli and Pune,” the officer said.

“We suspect that since it was dark, the driver of the SUV spotted the trailer and the Innova late, lost control of the car and hit rammed into them,” said another officer.

The police have registered a case against the trailer driver, but have not arrested him so

A postmortem was conducted of the bodies and they were handed over to their families.

This is the third such incident to have occurred on the expressway this month.

On Wednesday, a 40-year-old ragpicker was hit by a car while she was trying to cross the road to collect plastic. She was taken to a hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

On May 16, 20 people were injured after a bus that they were travelling in, toppled near Lonavla.

The police said that the bus was probably veering a curve when it toppled.

Read more: Beware Mumbai, road accidents will kill 3.21 million Indians between 2016 and 2030: Study

First Published: May 25, 2017 11:57 IST