Five of Pune family dead, 7 injured in car crash after tyre burst on Solapur highway

The deceased victims included two women, two men and a child. The injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital.

pune Updated: May 19, 2018 15:36 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Two of the deceased, (from left) Sandeep Gaikwad and Shital Gaikwad.(HT PHOTO)

Five members of a family were killed and seven others injured when a tyre of the Mahindra Bolero (MH 20 AG 0939) jeep they were travelling burst and the driver lost control of the four-wheeler and hit a white Tata Tiago (MH 14 GS 9835) coming from the opposite direction, near Bhigwan village on the Pune-Solapur highway. The incident happened at 6 pm on Friday when the family was returning to their home in Nigdi after visiting Tuljapur, a holy place, in Osmanabad district.

The deceased victims included two women, two men and a child. The injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital.

According to the highway police, the deceased have been identified as Prakash Ramchandra Gaikwad ( 67), Suniti Prakash Gaikwad ( 58) , Sandeep Prakash Gaikwad ( 40), Sheetal Sandeep Gaikwad ( 32) and Abhors Sandeep Gaikwad ( 5), all residents of Nana Nani Park in Yamunanagar in Nigdi. The injured passengers of Bolero have been identified as Pramod Prakash Gaikwad ( 32) and Hema Pramod Gaikwad ( 29).

Five passengers of Tiago were also injured. They have been identified as Shardul Bapu Gurav ( 22), Bapu Vishwanath Gurav (52), Kalpana Bapu Gurav (48) and Vaishnavi Bapu Gurav ( 20) , all residents of Pimpri -Chinchwad; and Saurabh Bajrang Gaurav (19) of Shivajinagar sustained minor injuries and were admitted to hospital.

The police had to employ gas cutters to take the bodies from the vehicle.

“We got the information at 6:30 pm of the accident. We found that the SUV had crushed, after hitting the other vehicle after toppled over,” said Neelkanth Rathore, police inspector, attached with Bhigwan police station.

First Published: May 18, 2018 23:18 IST