Mumbai: An eight-year-old girl died when an auto she was travelling in with family collided with a Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT) bus at a junction and toppled near Uran-Kharpada highway in Navi Mumbai at 8am on Monday. The autorickshaw was occupied by five people, a family of four, including the girl and the rickshaw driver. The bus driver was booked for rash driving.

According to police, the incident took place when the family was on their way to Uran Kharpada road. Reportedly, the auto (registration number MH-46-C-0870) had collided with the NMMT bus (MH-43-H-5145) at a busy junction on peak Monday morning, after which it toppled.

The impact of the accident was such that the auto occupants fell out on the road and sustained serious injuries. The auto was crushed on the right. The locals rushed injured the family and the auto driver to a civic hospital, where they were administered first-aid. Police said while the eight-year-old succumbed, the survivors were critical.

Uran Police registered a case against the bus driver, Harun Patel, who was booked under relevant IPC and Motor Vehicles Act sections.  The bus driver in his defence said that the autorickshaw ran into the NMMT bus. Before he could apply brakes, it was too late. The three-wheeler had toppled on the road.