Three injured, nine vehicles damaged after being hit by speeding dump truck | Bombay News

Navi Bombay: Three people were seriously injured after a high-speed dump truck, heading towards Navi Mumbai, rammed more than nine vehicles at Vashi Toll Plaza on Sunday at around 3:15 p.m. The truck, coming from Mumbai, loaded with construction debris hit vehicles including a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus and a motorbike.

The motorcycle rider and passenger were dragged by the truck, which then hit a sheet metal board and came to a stop. Two on bikes suffered serious injuries and were rushed to Vashi Civic Hospital, while a four-wheeler left with minor injuries.

Following the accident, the Vashi Creek Bridge experienced significant traffic congestion with several vehicles stranded for at least two hours. Vashi police arrested a man, the cleaner of the dump truck, as the driver fled after the incident.

“The incident occurred during peak rush when several commuters in their vehicles were waiting at the toll. The high speed dumper carrying debris which was heading towards Navi Mumbai from Mumbai. The vehicles were badly damaged in the “Two seriously injured are being admitted to Vashi Civic Hospital,” said Ramesh Chavan, Senior Police Inspector at Vashi Police Station.

“We restrained the truck cleaner while the driver managed to escape. We wonder if the pilot lost his balance or if there was a technical problem. The dumper was at high speed. We seized the truck. We will check the CCTV footage of the stretch which will help us in the investigation. To date, one accident case has been reported,” added Chavan.

According to the police, the speeding dumper bearing the registration number MH-46-AAF-6694 reached the Vashi toll plaza.

“Two, who were on the motorcycle, were trapped between the dump truck and another vehicle. They were rescued by traffic officers and firefighters who reached the scene and rushed to Civic Hospital. were seriously injured in the legs. A car driver was also slightly injured,” said a traffic police officer on duty.

“Traffic was badly affected as it took at least two long hours to clear the vehicles. and the flow of vehicles to Pune has been severely affected due to the incident,” said Baburao Deshmukh, Senior Inspector of Vashi Traffic Police.

Vashi Civic Hospital Medical Director Prashant Zawade said: “Two people were taken to the hospital in the afternoon in critical condition with multiple serious injuries. After their examination, they were transferred to Sion hospital for further treatment.


    Sajana is a correspondent for Kalyan and has around four years’ experience covering civic and cultural issues for HT’s Thane edition.
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