Pune’s Navale Bridge accident
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Pune: A major accident occurred at the Navale Bridge in Pune, Maharashtra, on late Sunday night when 48 vehicles were badly damaged and at least six people had to be rushed to a nearby hospital after they suffered injuries in the accident.
It was initially reported that a truck had lost control on the busy Mumbai-Bengaluru highway following a failure of brakes and rammed into several vehicles plying trade on the route.
However, Pune Police has now confirmed that the accident did not take place due to brake failure but the driver of the truck lost control of the heavy duty vehicle.
While speaking to media, Pune Traffic DCP said, “A vehicle rammed into other vehicles as driver lost control, at Navale bridge on the Pune-Bengaluru highway yesterday. 48 vehicles were damaged, while 6 people were injured. We did meeting with all concerned officials and a checkpoint was setup.”
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A case was registered against the absconding truck driver, identified as Maniram Yadav, under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Motor Vehicles Act.
The driver fled from the spot after the accident and efforts were on to trace him, police said.
Earlier in the day, a report suggested that the driver of the truck, which hit several vehicles on Mumbai-Bengaluru highway in Maharashtra’s Pune district and caused a pile-up, had apparently switched off its engine on a bridge slope resulting in the accident.