Five killed as speeding truck collided motorcycle in Rajasthan

Published: Jul 07, 2019, 19:01 IST | mid-day online desk

Police said that the incident took place at Alwar-Bharatpur road in Bhaktal village and four men died on the spot while one succumbed to injuries during treatment at a hospital

Five killed as speeding truck collided motorcycle in Rajasthan
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Jaipur: A speeding truck rammed into a motorcycle in Alwar district of Rajasthan on Sunday.  Five people were killed during the incident. 

Police said that the incident took place at Alwar-Bharatpur road in Bhaktal village and four men died on the spot while one succumbed to injuries during treatment at a hospital.

The bodies have been shifted to a mortuary and efforts are being made to ascertain the identities of the deceased, they said.

In another major accident, two members of the family have been seriously injured when the car in which they were travelling hit the road divider on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. The family of eight people from Pune had a major escape after their Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) car hit the road divider and landed into 25 feet quarry.

As soon as the accident took place, the State Highway Police team along with the rescue team of IRB and Khopoli resident Apaghatgrashtra Maditi Sati group rushed to the spot and rescued the commuters from the car.

The State Highway Police have identified the commuters as Mandakini Deshmukh (28), Rukmini Devale (65), Anant Deshmukh (29), Shivraj Deshmukh (28), Bhikaji Deshmukh (25), Rani Kore (45), Lahu Kore (45) and Jyoti Dawale (30) all resident of Urali Devahi in Hadapsar, Pune. The State Highway Police has also registered a case against the unidentified car driver of the SUV.

While speaking to mid-day, State Highway Police sub-inspector, Subhash Pujari, who is probing the case said, "The accident took place on Saturday around 2.45 pm. The injured persons are all relatives and they were heading to Mumbai in an Ertica car bearing number MH-12-MR-1711. Due to heavy rains on the E-way, it seems that the car was driven speedily and while taking the turn the driver couldn't control the car. It rammed over the safety road divider and later fell down some 25 feet down from the main road."

The officer further added, "The car driver might have lost control of his vehicle due to which this incident took place. The car driver jumped out of the car and ran away. The other passengers alerted us and we rushed to the spot. We rescued all eight people and rushed them to a nearby hospital. Later with the help of a crane, we pulled the car up. The paddy field of one farmer is a bit scattered. Out of the eight people, two people identified as Rukmini and Mandakini have sustained serious injuries and are undergoing treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). We have registered the case and soon we shall arrest the driver."

(With inputs from PTI)

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