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