Yet another accident on Pune-Mumbai expressway kills one, third accident in three days
In the incident on Thursday, the deceased has been identified as Sarifa Bibi Abdul Kadar Billawala, a resident of Vadodara.pune Updated: Oct 27, 2017 16:34 IST
A 50-year-old woman was killed, while two others were injured, when the bus they were travelling in met with an accident near Khopoli on the Pune-Mumbai expressway early on Thursday. This is the third accident on the expressway in the past three days.
In the incident on Thursday, the deceased has been identified as Sarifa Bibi Abdul Kadar Billawala, a resident of Vadodara. According to highway police, Billawala was travelling in a tourist bus that rammed into the container from behind. In the impact of the accident, the deceased woman sitting inside the cabin, fell out of the bus onto the road by breaking through the shield glass. Billawala later came under the wheels of the bus which led to her death.
Police have booked the bus driver, Sajid Ali Qamaruddin Sheikh (32), under Sections 279 (rash driving or riding on public way) and 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.
Police sub inspector Rajendra Jagtap said, “The tourist bus was heading towards Mumbai. When it reached near Khopoli, the driver lost control of the wheels and rammed into a container.” The driver, in his statement to the police, claimed that the accident happened because of break failure. The injured passengers were admitted to the government hospital in Khopoli.
The accident caused an hour-long traffic jam on the expressway. Police informed that the bus, heading towards Mumbai from Goa, was carrying 35 passengers. The victims were reportedly on a holiday.
Recently, on Wednesday, one person was injured after a bus hit a truck near Khopoli. In yet another accident on Tuesday, two persons died after the car they were travelling in fell into a pit near Urse toll naka on the expressway.