3 killed as 'speeding' car rams into stationary truck on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

3 killed as 'speeding' car rams into stationary truck on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

According to police, the incident occurred around 7.30 am near the Urse toll plaza on the busy carriageway.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Friday, March 17, 2023, 12:15 PM IST
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Three people were killed when their car collided with a stationary truck on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Friday morning, an official said.

According to police, the incident occurred around 7.30 am near the Urse toll plaza on the busy carriageway.

"The car was travelling from Mumbai to Pune. It hit a loaded stationary truck, which was parked on the roadside. All three occupants, all male, died on the spot," said a police official from Shirgaon police station.

He added that the impact was so powerful that the car nearly went under the truck.

Fatalities down on both highways

The ongoing six-month campaign to prosecute traffic violators on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and the old Mumbai-Pune highway has produced results, according to transport commissioner Vivek Bhimanwar on Tuesday.

In January and February of this year, fatalities on both highways decreased by 55%, while the number of fatal crashes decreased by 33% when compared to the same period last year. The number of fatalities on both highways has decreased by 46%.

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