Mumbai: Two youths were killed and three critically injured after their car met with an accident in Mumbai's Sion area. The incident happened during the early hours of Monday morning. Police on Monday evening registered a first information report (FIR) against the driver for rash driving and for driving under the influence of alcohol.
The accident happened at Dr. B A Road, towards Matunga lane, near Ganga Vihar Hotel in Sion. According to the police, there were five people in the car, and they were travelling towards South Mumbai for "hanging out" when the driver, Kunal Vilas Attar, 33, who was already speeding, lost control over the vehicle and dashed into the divider. The hit was so intense that the car, Hyundai i10, caught fire instantly.
Earlier, 3 people were killed in an accident in Palghar
Earlier, on Wednesday, three people were killed and two were seriously injured after their car collided with a truck in the Palghar district of Maharashtra.
Car accident near Sion Hospital | Aishwarya Iyer
The victims were travelling from Mumbai to Gujarat
The driver, who was thrown outside the vehicle, managed to drag two more people from the car, but the other two sustained severe burn injuries inside the vehicle leading to their death.
The two deceased Ajay Waghela, 21, and Pravin Waghela, 18, were brothers, and residents of New Mandala Road, Anushakti Nagar in Mankhurd. Meanwhile the injured, Harsh Kadam, 19, sustained 90% burn. He is in a critical condition, said the police, adding that Ritesh Bhoir, 25 and Attar sustained minor injuries. Except Attar, who is a resident of Nerul, Navi Mumbai, the other two lived in the same area as the deceased brothers.
The Waghela brothers were declared dead before arrival by Sion hospital suspecting that they must have died on the spot. The others are currently receiving treatments at the same hospital.
Brothers who lost their lives | Aishwarya Iyer
Driver suspected to be under the influence of alcohol
The police added that all the five friends had left home at around 11 pm on Sunday night for "partying" and they first went to a bar in Ghatkopar. After their bar session, they decided to go to Marine Drive in the car. Given the roads were empty, around 4:30 am on Monday, Attar was driving beyond the speed limit, and is suspected to be under the influence of alcohol. Blood samples of Attar have been sent for examination, said the police, who subsequently registered a case against him for causing the accident.
A senior official from Sion police told the FPJ that they have alerted the RTO to inspect the vehicle. Prima facie, the vehicle had both petrol and CNG and when it hit the divider, the CNG pipe may have burst which could have caused the fire. The ones who witnessed the fire told the police that the fire was so huge that in no way anyone could have been escaped yet the driver managed to come out, and pull two others out.
In the FIR, police have added sections including 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 337 (causing grievous hurt to any person by doing any act rashly or negligently to endanger human life) of the Indian Penal Code and section 184 (driving dangerously), 185 (drunk driving) of the Motor Vehicles Act.