6 dead, 4 hurt as SUV crashes into trailer on Mumbai-Pune expressway | Navi Mumbai News

NAVI MUMBAI: Six people died and four others were injured after their SUV crashed into a moving trailer ahead of it near Khopoli along the Mumbai-Pune expressway at 11.30pm Thursday. The car was headed towards Mumbai and did not have the required T-permit (tourism). It also flouted the seating capacity norm. The trailer driver did not halt fearing trouble and kept driving ahead.
“In her statement, the woman passenger said others had warned the driver to slow down as he was speeding, but he ignored them. His recklessness led to the fatal mishap,” said Yogesh Bhosale, assistant police inspector of Highway Safety Patrol.
‘SUV broke from third lane into HMV lane and crashed’
In the accident on the Mumbai-Pune expressway that killed 6, five passengers—Wasim Qazi (38) from Ratnagiri, Abdul Khan (32) from Ghatkopar, Anil Sanap (40) from Pune, Ashutosh Gadekar (23) from Andheri and Rahul Pandey (30) from Kamothe—died on the spot and were declared brought dead on being rushed to Khopoli civic hospital.
The sixth victim, Kurla-resident Amirulla Choudhary (35), succumbed to his injuries at MGM hospital, Kamothe, on Friday morning. API Haresh Kalsekar of Khopoli police station said Choudhary was among the three grievously injured passengers admitted to MGM hospital. “The other two undergoing treatment are Deepak Khairal (38) from Rajasthan and SUV driver Machindra Ambore (38). A woman occupant, Asfiya Choudhary (25) from Kurla, had a lucky escape and suffered only minor bruises,” he said.
Yogesh Bhosale, assistant police inspector of Highway Safety Patrol, informed that the fatal accident occurred about 8kms from Bhor Ghat traffic chowki. There are four lanes on this stretch of the expressway, with the fourth being exclusively for the HMVs. While the trailer was plying on the fourth lane, SUV driver Ambore, who allegedly lost control of the vehicle while driving in the third lane, broke into the fourth lane and crashed into the moving trailer ahead.” Ambore has been booked for rash and negligent driving causing death under relevant IPC sections and Motor Vehicle Act.

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