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One killed in two accidents on Ahmednagar road BRT route

In the first accident, a mini-bus, Tempo Traveller by brand, rammed into the road divider near a bus-stop on the Ahmednagar road BRT stretch, killing a passenger travelling in the mini-bus on the spot.

pune Updated: Jul 28, 2018 16:54 IST
Nadeem Inamdar
Nadeem Inamdar
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The accident spot near Tata guardroom in Pune on Friday.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

Two accidents on the BRT track of Ahmednagar road on Thursday night, one of them fatal, has once again raised the issue of private vehicles using the section of the road meant for public buses.

In the first accident, a mini-bus, Tempo Traveller by brand, rammed into the road divider near a bus-stop on the Ahmednagar road BRT stretch, killing a passenger travelling in the mini-bus on the spot.

According to the Airport police, first responders to the accident, the incident took place at 11.30 pm. The driver has been identified as Bajirao Annarao Patil (43), a resident of Kalepadal in Hadapsar.

Police say that Patil lost control of the vehicle and collided with the road divider. The impact of the collision was such that the passenger, identified as Bharat Singh Motisingh Shingar (57), a resident of Dinkar Vasti in Chandan nagar, died on the spot in the accident.

An hour later, at 12.30 am, the driver of a private bus, also in the BRTS lane, rammed into an electric pole on the stretch near Shastrinagar. The collision was such that the pole bent completely.

In the first accident, police have booked the driver Patil under Indian Penal Code (IPC) 279, 304 (A) and relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act (MVA).

Dilip Shinde, airport police station in-charge, told Hindustan Times that the deceased and driver Patil both were drivers by profession . “Shingar was on his way home along with the driver. Shingar had consumed alchohol and hence, did not drive. Patil could not locate the divider and rammed the vehicle straight into it leading to the accident. No arrest has been made so far.”

First Published: Jul 28, 2018 15:32 IST