One killed in ac­ci­dent on Sion-Pan­vel high­way, 2 in Thane

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NEWS - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­

The pil­lion rider of a bike was killed on the spot and the rider was crit­i­cally in­jured in an ac­ci­dent on Sion Pan­vel high­way near Vashi, Thurs­day evening. The po­lice have ar­rested the truck driver.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred at around 4.30 pm on Vashi fly­over. The de­ceased has been iden­ti­fied as Marks Adhav, 25, and the in­jured as Saroj Chaud­hary, 29.

Both worked as de­liv­ery boys for an on­line por­tal. They were head­ing to Mankhurd af­ter de­liv­er­ing a pack­age to a cus­tomer in Kharghar.

Ac­cord­ing to eye wit­nesses, the bike got caught in the cav­ity of the ex­pan­sion joint that joins the roads on the fly­over.

The ex­pan­sion joint is used to ab­sorb the heat-in­duced ex­pan­sion and con­trac­tion of con­struc­tion ma­te­ri­als, to ab­sorb vi­bra­tion, to hold parts to­gether.

An eye­wit­ness said, “The rider lost bal­ance of the bike as the tyres went over the cav­ity. The duo fell on the road and un­for­tu­nately for them, a speed­ing truck (MH04HB8184) com­ing from be­hind ran over them.”

Ac­cord­ing to Santosh She­vale, a friend of the duo, “Adhav was killed in­stan­ta­neously as the truck ran over his head. Chaud­hary was rushed to NMMC hos­pi­tal in Vashi. Doc­tors have said that his con­di­tion is se­ri­ous.”

She­vale said, “Adhav was mar­ried and has a son while Chaud­hary is a bach­e­lor.”

Vashi po­lice said the truck driver has been ar­rested for caus­ing death due to neg­li­gence. Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions are go­ing on.

Two peo­ple died in two sep­a­rate ac­ci­dents on ThaneBhi­wandi Road on Thurs­day.

The two ac­ci­dents took place within 30 min­utes at the same spot.

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