Mumbai: Ex-Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant severely injured in car accident in Mira Road, pic of mangled car surfaces

Sawant was on his way to Sawarde village in Mokhada tehsil of Palghar district where two infants had recently died due to malnutrition within a gap of two weeks.

Suresh GolaniUpdated: Friday, January 20, 2023, 05:23 PM IST
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Ex-Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant's car was shattered in the wreck | FPJ

Former Maharashtra Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant suffered severe neck and back injuries when his car met with an accident on the highway in Kashimira on Friday morning.

According to the police, the mishap was reported near Sagnai Naka in Kashimira when a rashly driven dumper rammed into Sawant’s car from behind at around 11:30 am. The dumper driver was held by Kashimira Police.

Sawant was on his way to Sawarde village in Mokhada tehsil of Palghar district where two infants had recently died due to malnutrition within a gap of two weeks.

Deepak Sawant rushed to the hospital

On duty traffic personnel reached the spot and immediately arranged an ambulance to rush him to a nearby hospital. However, the former minister preferred to get himself admitted to Criti-Care Hospital in Andheri, said a senior officer attached to the Kashimira police station.

The rear part of Sawant’s car was completely damaged in the accident. Meanwhile, the driver of the dumper identified as-Irshad Khan has been taken into custody. Further investigations are on.

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