3 killed, 7 injured as truck rams into stationary bus on Pune-Mumbai Expressway
The victims were going to their native place in Sangli to cast vote in gram panchayat election.pune Updated: Oct 16, 2017 22:21 IST
Three passengers were killed on Monday morning, and seven injured when a speeding truck rammed into a private bus that was parked on the Pune-Mumbai Expressway. The bus which was parked on the reserve lane was undergoing repairs.
According to the police officials, the bus carrying 35 passengers and travelling from Mumbai to Pune was hit by the truck at Boraj around 7 am. Three persons died on the spot and the injured were taken to Lokmanya hospital at Nigdi. The victims were going to their native place in Sangli to cast vote in gram panchayat election.
The deceased have been identified as Sahil Pawar (16), Tanaji Naikawade (35) and Umesh Naikawade (22), all residents of Charan village in Sangli district. The injured include Dinesh Klose (23), Ganpati Pawar (50), Pravin Naikawade (24), Hindurao Naikawade (48), Prathamesh Shinde (14), Babaji Naikawade (42) and Umesh Naikawade (22).
Police sub-inspector Balaji Gaikwad said, “The truck driver, Arul Babu, 38, who sustained serious injuries to his legs and is undergoing treatment at a hospital has been booked under Sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) and 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.” The accident caused an hour-long traffic jam on the expressway. According to Lonavla rural police, a case of accidental death has been registered.