Tempo-car collision kills three on E-way


A police constable, his brother and their friend, who were travelling in a car, were killed in a road accident on the Pune-Mumbai Expressway in the wee hours yesterday. The incident took place when a tempo coming from the opposite side lost control and collided with their Indigo car.

Mangled metal: The car that the policeman

According to the police, the tempo (MH 04 CT 638) was going from Mumbai to Pune. After reaching Sadavali village, near Urse Toll plaza, the tempo driver lost control due to the bursting of a tyre. The tempo, which was at a high speed, first struck the divider, and then veered sharply on to the other side of the road where it collided with the oncoming Indigo car, which was proceeding towards Mumbai. 

Amol Kalambe

The impact of the collision was so intense that the car turned turtle, killing the three car occupants on the spot. The deceased were identified as police constable Amol Pramod Kalambe (36), a resident of Kirkitwadi, Khadakwasala, his brother Atul Pramod Kalambe (20) and their friend Balasaheb David Tribhuvan. 

The tempo that rammed their car. Pics/Navnath Kaple

“Kalambe joined the police force on July 25, 2004 and was posted at Kothrud police station since June 4, 2007. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. His brother was recently married,” said K C Lavange, ACP, Deccan Division.  After colliding with the car, the tempo rammed another tempo, which was behind the Indigo car. Traffic on the Expressway was disrupted, but the Highway Police reached the spot immediately, and controlled the situation.  
Akbar Ali Khan, the driver of the tempo, Abdul Hamaja, another occupant, and Jaywant Gadage, driver of the other tempo, sustained minor injuries in the accident. They are admitted to Lokmanya Hospital, Nigadi.

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