A person died while five injured after a speeding container, unable to apply brakes, collided with six vehicles on Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Monday night.
According to police, Subhash Pandharinath Chougule, a 45-year-old resident of Vashi, Navi Mumbai, lost his life in the accident. He suffered a severe arm injury and significant blood loss before reaching the hospital.
The injured individuals have been identified as Chandrakala Subhash Chougule (43) from Vashi, Amit Kumar Srihariram Thather (30) from Bhandup, Kausar Ali Shah (40) from Bhandup, Aftab Samiullah Alam (19) from Bhandup, and Afsar Ali Mohammad Ali (36) from Wadala.
The container, en route from Pune to Mumbai, experienced brake failure at kilometer 36/800 mark leading to the collision with the six cars.
The collision had a severe impact, causing significant injuries to the occupants of the vehicles involved. Promptly responding to the accident, several agencies arrived at the scene to provide assistance to the victims.
The presence included IRB Patrolling, Devdoot System, Borghat Traffic Police System, Delta Force, Maharashtra Security Force, RTO, Lokmanya Ambulance System, and a social organization team. Initially, all the injured individuals were taken to Khopoli Municipal Hospital, where they received immediate medical attention. They were later transferred to MGM Hospital in Panvel.
After the accident, all security agencies swiftly took action to clear the affected vehicles and restore smooth traffic flow. Tehsildar Ayub Tamboli from Khalapur Taluka and Sub Divisional Police Officer Sanjay Shukla played instrumental roles in overseeing the relief efforts late into the night.
Tehsildar Ayub Tamboli expressed gratitude for the dedicated efforts displayed by the team in assisting the accident victims.