Fatal Accident in Khandala: Container Overturns, 2 Dead and 6 Injured

Fatal Accident in Khandala: Container Overturns, 2 Dead and 6 Injured

Fatal Accident in Khandala: Container Overturns, 2 Dead and 6 Injured

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Lonavala: On Monday night, tragedy struck at the Battery Hill turn on the Mumbai Pune old highway in Khandala. At approximately 10:30 PM, a container bound for Mumbai overturned, crashing onto a car traveling towards Pune. The car was completely engulfed by the container, resulting in a devastating accident. 

In this severe accident, Dattatray Ramdas Chaudhari (age 55) and Kavita Dattatray Chaudhari (age 46, both residents of Nimdale, District Dhule, currently residing in Devkanpimpiri, District Jalgaon) lost their lives. Bhumika Dattatray Chaudhari (age 16) and Mitansh Dattatray Chaudhari (age 9, both residents of Nimdale, District Dhule, currently residing in Devkanpimpiri, District Jalgaon), Yogesh Shriram Chaudhari (age 40), Jhanvi Yogesh Chaudhari (age 31), Dipansha Yogesh Chaudhari (age 9), and Jigisha Yogesh Chaudhari (age 1.5, all four residents of Sanskruti Building, Rao Colony, Talegaon, Taluka Maval) were injured.

Regrettably, two individuals lost their lives at the scene of the accident, while six others sustained injuries of varying degrees.

In response to this horrific incident, authorities swiftly initiated legal proceedings. A case has been registered against the unknown driver of the container at the Lonavla City Police Station. The charges include sections 304 (A), 279, 337, 338 of the Motor Vehicle Act 184, and 134 B. 

As investigations continue into this tragic event, our thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time. We urge all commuters to exercise caution and adhere to traffic regulations to prevent such accidents in the future.