Nashik: Driver crushed to death after parked truck slides down gradient

Apr 15, 2018, 20:59 IST | Mid-day online desk

The incident happened in Satpur's MIDC industrial area early this morning, a Satpur police official said

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The driver of a container truck in Satpur's MIDC area died while trying to stop a vehicle, which he had parked moments ago. Police said that the driver died on Sunday when the vehicle came sliding down a gradient.

The incident happened in Satpur's MIDC industrial area early this morning, a Satpur police official said. The driver, as yet unidentified, had parked the truck on Satpur-Shivaji road and had got down to inquire about an address from a passerby when it started sliding due to a slope on the road, police said.

"He tried to stop the truck but in the process came under its wheels and died instantly. The truck dashed into a few shops, damaged three two-wheelers and caused minor injuries to two people," the official said.

"He had apparently kept the engine running and in neutral, which might have caused the accident," he added.

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