Panvel, June 7: A 60-year-old man from Panvel died after he was hit by an unknown vehicle on Sunday night when he was crossing an arterial road. As per the onlookers, a speeding bus hit the old man and did not stop.
According to the police, Maruti Duttatray Panchal was crossing an arterial road near the Khandeshwar lake around 11 pm, when he was hit by the vehicle. He suffered severe injuries at different parts of his body in the accident and was rushed to a nearby hospital by a few local residents. But he succumbed there after some time.
“An onlooker spotted a white bus hitting the deceased. However, he did not remember its registration number. Therefore, we are now examining the CCTV footage of that area to get some clues. We have registered a case against the driver of that bus and hope to arrest him soon,” said a police officer from Khandeshwar police station.
Meanwhile, the Khandeshwar police registered a case of hit and run against unknown person and started the investigation.