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Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019

Big vehicles run riot on Pune roads: Two people killed in 2 mishaps

One of the accidents took place on old Pune-Mumbai highway after truck collided with two-wheeler killing a pillion rider; the other accident occurred in Shivajinagar where a PMPML bus ran over a 22-year-old youth

pune Updated: Dec 03, 2019 16:27 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
The accident on Pune-Mumbai highway occurred at 4.15 am on Sunday, while the accident in Shivajinagar took place at 1.30 am on Sunday. (Representational image)
The accident on Pune-Mumbai highway occurred at 4.15 am on Sunday, while the accident in Shivajinagar took place at 1.30 am on Sunday. (Representational image)(HT/PHOTO)
         

A pillion rider who was travelling with a friend on a two-wheeler was killed on Sunday morning, after a truck, which was trying to overtake the two-wheeler, ran over them on the old Pune-Mumbai highway.

The truck driver identified as Sanjay Pandurang Kotare, 41, a resident of Itgyal village, Nanded has been arrested and was produced before the local court on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Keshav Khandade, said police.

According to police, the incident occurred at 4.15 am on Sunday. Khandade was riding pillion with his friend, identified as Avdhut Prandurang Pichad, 25, a resident of Khadki. The two were returning to Pune from Khopoli via old Pune-Mumbai highway. While Khandade, succumbed to the injuries, Pichad, who also sustained injuries, was taken to a nearby hospital where he recorded the complaint.

According to the complainant, the rear bumper of the truck hit the two-wheeler AND both, Khandade and Pichad fell. Khandade went under the rear tyre of the truck and died on the spot.

The truck which Kotare was driving is registered in Vashi area of Navi Mumbai, said police.

A case under Sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 304(a) (causing death due to negligence) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at Dehu road police station against Kotare.

PMPML bus runs over 23-year-old motorist in Shivajinagar, driver arrested

On Sunday morning, a Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) bus ran over a 22-year-old helmet-less two-wheeler rider in Shivajinagar.

The PMPML bus driver, identified as Anil Nanasaheb Khandagale, 23, a resident of Harpale Vasti, Hadapsar, has been arrested. The deceased has been identified as Vishnu Gunwant Ramtirtha, 23, a resident of Bhutmugli area of Latur

According to the police, the incident took place at 1.30am on Sunday, near the blind turn outside the main gate of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) building, Shivajinagar.

Ramtirtha was not wearing a helmet and suffered a head injury in the accident, which caused his death, said police.

A case under Sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 304(a) (causing death due to negligence) of the Indian Penal Code along with Sections 119/177 of Motor Vehicles Act has been registered at Shivajinagar police station against Khandagale.

Assistant police inspector KS Rathore of Shivajinagar police station is investigating the case.