In a shocking incident, on Thursday one driver was killed and two minors were injured in a four-vehicle pile-up on the Mumbai-Goa highway.
According to the Hindustan Times, the accident took place near the Karnala bird sanctuary around 6.15am. All four vehicles were travelling towards Goa from Panvel. The incident to place after a gas tanker first rammed into a car in front of it and the two vehicles then hit a third car. An officer from Panvel taluka police station told the leading daily, “The first car was crushed when it came between the tanker and the third car. Its driver suffered severe injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared dead on arrival. He has been identified as Razzab Muhammad Mumtule, 31, a native of Ratnagiri.”
Inside the third car, there were five people, including two minor girls. One minor was a four-year-old girl and the second was 16-year-old girl, who suffered minor injuries and are admitted to a local hospital. After the incident took place the driver of the truck fled from the spot, leaving behind his vehicle. The cops have said that the prima facie appears that the tanker driver was speeding. The cops have registered a case against the truck driver under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Motor Vehicle (MV) Act.