In a shocking incident near Saint Joseph School in Ghorpudi, Pune, a 77-year-old woman identified as Umabai Ranba Dhende was struck by a PMPML bus, raising serious concerns about road safety and responsible driving. The accident occurred when the bus driver, allegedly speeding, lost control of the vehicle, resulting in a collision with the elderly pedestrian. What made matters worse was the driver’s callous act of fleeing from the scene, leaving the injured woman unattended.
The incident has sparked outrage among the local community, prompting immediate action from the authorities. An FIR has been lodged against the driver under Sections 304(a) and 379 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections 177 and 184 of the Motor Vehicle Act. These sections deal with offenses related to causing death by negligence and punishment for theft of property, as well as failure to provide information about the accident and reckless driving, respectively.
As the Mundhwa Police investigate the incident, there are growing demands for stricter enforcement of road safety regulations and holding reckless drivers accountable for their actions. Hit-and-run cases have been on the rise, highlighting the need for improved road infrastructure and measures to protect vulnerable pedestrians, particularly senior citizens.
Authorities have urged witnesses to come forward with any information that could assist in identifying and apprehending the absconding bus driver. The accident serves as a reminder of the critical importance of responsible driving and the grave consequences of negligence on the roads.
Umabai Ranba Dhende, the victim, is currently receiving medical attention, but the incident has left many questioning the safety of pedestrians and public transport in the city. Measures to prevent similar incidents in the future must be prioritized, including driver training programs, increased awareness campaigns, and the implementation of technology to monitor and control speeding vehicles.
The incident has also raised concerns about the conduct of public transport drivers, urging authorities to take stringent action against those who violate traffic rules and endanger the lives of innocent citizens.
In this moment of distress for the victim and her family, the Pune community stands united in demanding justice and safer roads for all. The incident serves as a grim reminder of the need for collective efforts to create a responsible and secure environment for pedestrians and commuters alike.