Trailer rams into car on JNPT road, leaves 3 dead, 1 in­jured

NOT DRINK DRIV­ING Trailer driver, too, suf­fers in­juries, in crit­i­cal con­di­tion at Vashi hos­pi­tal

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUM­BAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NAVI MUM­BAI: Three per­sons died while an­other one was se­verely in­jured af­ter the four- wheeler they were trav­el­ling in was hit by a trailer from the rear on Pan­vel-JNPT road on Thurs­day night.

Ac­cord­ing to t he po­lice Man­ish Ku­mar Sinha, 27, Prem­c­hand Kano­jia 22, both res­i­dents of New Pan­vel and Ravi Ku­mar Kanoa­jia, a res­i­dent of Pan­vel were trav­el­ling from Uran to Pan­vel around 1.15 pm. Man­ish’s fa­ther is con­trac­tor at JNPT. Man­ish had gone there with the other two friends.

“As they were cross­ing Ku­dawa­har vil­lage, Man­ish re­ceived a call from some­one from JNPT for some ur­gent work. Man­ish then de­cided to go back to JNPT again. As he was tak­ing a u-turn by cross­ing the di­vider, the trailer which was also mov­ing to­wards JNPT hit them from the rear,” said Su­nil Ba­jare, se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor f rom Pan­vel city po­lice sta­tion.

“The in­ten­sity of the ac­ci­dent was such that the four­wheeler top­pled on the road.

Man­ish, Prem­c­hand and Ravi suf­fered se­vere in­juries on their heads and other parts of their bod­ies and they died on the spot,” said he said.

Some lo­cal res­i­dents of the

area rushed them to a nearby hos­pi­tal, but they were de­clared ‘brought dead’ by the doc­tors.

“The trailer driver also suf­fered se­vere in­juries in the ac­ci­dent and he is now un­der-

go­ing treat­ment in a hos­pi­tal in Vashi. He is re­port­edly crit­i­cal. There were no other peo­ple in the trailer ex­cept for him,” an­other po­lice of­fi­cer said.

The po­lice sent the vic­tims’ body to Pan­vel ru­ral hos­pi­tal for con­duct­ing post­mortem and then de­liv­ered it to their re­spec­tive fam­i­lies.

Ba­jare said, “This is not a case of drink driv­ing for sure. The vic­tims prob­a­bly did not no­tice the trailer mov­ing on the other lane of the road. So they took the u- turn at the wrong mo­ment and thus met with the fa­tal ac­ci­dents.”

Mean­while the po­lice have reg­is­tered a case un­der sec­tions 304a, 279, 337, 338, 427 of the In­dian Pe­nal Code ( IPC) and sec­tions 184 of the Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle Act.

This is not a case of drink driv­ing for sure. The vic­tims prob­a­bly did not no­tice the trailer mov­ing on the other lane of the road. So they took the u-turn at the wrong mo­ment and thus met with the fa­tal ac­ci­dents

SUNIL BA­JARE,

se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor, Pan­vel

HT PHOTO

The man­gled re­mains of the car which was rammed into, by a trailer, on JNPT road.

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