A 41-year-old Mumbai-based builder was killed and two people were seriously injured in an accident involving a State Transport bus, a truck and two cars at the Somatane Phata near Talegaon Dabhade on the Pune-Mumbai Expressway at 3 pm yesterday.
Twisted heap of metal: The mangled remains of one of the cars
involved in the accident on the Expressway. Pic/Navnath Kaple
The deceased was identified as Rajiv Vinod Shah of Mumbai. One person critical One of the injured, Shilpa Bakshi from Aundh in the city, was reportedly critical. The police said Shah was a builder who lived in Goregaon in Mumbai. According to the information given by the highway police, first a car travelling in the Pune-Mumbai lane was forcefully hit by a truck from behind.
Pushed to other side
The impact was such that the car broke the median and landed up on the other side, coming in the way of vehicles moving in the opposite direction. The police said the car that had crossed over then caused a crash between another car and a bus. The other seriously injured person was identified as Rekesh Pande (27), a resident of Kandivli in Mumbai.
According to the police, minor injuries were suffered by the driver of the builders' car, Rampal Sahu, a resident
of Vile Parle in suburban Mumbai.