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Police van halts to help accident victims, three cops get injured after car hits their vehicle in Pune

Policemen were pulling their vehicle over to the spot where they found two injured near a fallen moped when a speeding car hit them from behind.

pune Updated: Jul 20, 2018 17:10 IST
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Three traffic policemen were injured, while patrolling the Mumbai-Bengaluru highway on Wednesday night, after being hit by a speeding car. The injured were identified as assistant police inspector (API) Anand Pagare; and constables Shinde and Naik Patil.

According to the police, the trio were patrolling in their four wheeler around 12:30 am in Bavdhan area when they found two injured men near a dropped moped on the road. When the policemen were pulling their vehicle over to the spot where the moped had fallen, a speeding car hit them from behind and injured them.

“I did not sustain any major injury, only a strained neck. Shinde was admitted to Lifepoint hospital and his spinal chord has suffered a jerk. He hasto undergo a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. Patil injured his leg and was discharged immediately," said API Pagare of the Bavdhan police outpost under the Hinjewadi police station jurisdiction.

“The two injured in the two wheeler mishap were also immediately taken to Lifepoint hospital. Their family members later took them to another hospital. We are yet to ascertain the cause of this accident,” API Pagare said.

The police jeep was damaged in the incident and was later parked at the Hinjewadi police station.The complaint in the matter was lodged by constable MB Pashale of the Hinjewadi police station.

A case under Sections 279 (rash driving on a public way), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections 184, 119/177 of the Motor Vehicle Act was registered against the unidentified car driver at the Hinjewadi police station.

First Published: Jul 20, 2018 17:08 IST