Karla accident: Did Facebook live divert driver’s attention?
When asked about the video, police inspector Ramdas Ingawle of the Lonavla rural police, said that they have not come across the aspect in their investigation yet.Updated: Jul 17, 2018 16:51 IST
Hindustan Times, Pune
A Facebook Live video from Pimpri-Chinchwad is doing the rounds on social media, and it is suspected that the accident was caused after the driver’s attention was diverted due to the Live video. When asked about the video, police inspector Ramdas Ingawle of the Lonavla rural police, said, “In our investigation, we have not come across this aspect. Our investigation is still going on about the exact cause of accident. As of now, we know that Krishna lost control of the car following which it hit the divider.”
Meanwhile, Pratik Balaji Sarode (18), who was injured in the accident which took place at Karla phata near Lonavala on Sunday, succumbed to his injuries on Monday morning.
Seven persons including four of a family were killed on the spot after a Swift car jumped the divider and collided head-on with a Santro coming from the opposite direction near Karla phata on Sunday afternoon on the old Pune-Mumbai highway.
The deceased persons (travelling in Swift) were Sanjeev Mohan Singh Kushwah (17); Krishna Ramesh Shirsat (22) and Nikhil Balaji Sarode (20), all residents of Rahatani. The deceased persons (travelling in Santro) were Rajeev Jagannath Bahirat (52); Sonali Rajeev Bahirat (46); Jahnvi Rajeev Bahirat (20) and Jagannath Chandrasen Bahirat (83) all residents of Kalashankarnagar, BT Kawde road, in Mundhwa.
The injured Akash Madne (17) and Rohit Kad (16), all residents of Pune, are undergoing treatment.
According to police and friends of the deceased youths, Krishna was driving the car in which six friends were going to Lonavla for a trip. Krishna lost control of the wheels and the car jumped the divider before colliding with the Santro. Krishna's father had gifted him the car last year, said police inspector Ramdas Ingawle of Lonavla rural police, who investigating the case.
First Published: Jul 17, 2018 16:50 IST