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Driver dies after suffering a heart attack on Pune-Mumbai expressway

Tanaji Khade was driving his employer from Mumbai towards Pune on Saturday morning when the incident happened, according to the police.

pune Updated: Aug 13, 2017 17:31 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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A 45-year-old man suffered a heart attack and died on the Pune-Mumbai expressway on Saturday afternoon. (Shutterstock)

A 45-year-old man suffered a heart attack and died on the Pune-Mumbai expressway on Saturday afternoon. Tanaji Khade was driving his employer from Mumbai towards Pune on Saturday morning when the incident happened, according to the police.Khade was a resident of Mumbai, the police said.

The man had pulled over on the ascend and pulled the hand break for good measure, the police said. This act saved a number of possible accidents that could have occurred had Khade either stopped in the middle of the road or lost control of his vehicle.

Khade was found by the police patrol, who called the control room and asked for an ambulance. The paramedics checked his condition to learn that he had suffered a heart attack. He was rushed to a general hospital in Khopoli, according to the police. However, he could not be saved as he was declared dead on arrival.

A driver by profession, he was driving his employer, who was the owner of the car, towards Goa through Pune, said the police. The Khopoli police, however, refused to share further information about the incident.

First Published: Aug 13, 2017 17:26 IST