Siblings Injured in Navi Mumbai Bus Mishap due to Reckless Driving

Siblings Injured in Navi Mumbai Bus Mishap due to Reckless Driving

Siblings Injured in Navi Mumbai Bus Mishap due to Reckless Driving

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When the bus made a sharp turn at high speed, they lost their balance and fell off. Despite their fall, the bus driver did not stop to assist them.

7th June 2024

By Sukhmani Kooner



The Koparkhairane police have taken action against a BEST bus driver following an incident where two women sustained injuries after falling off a moving bus on the highway. The victims, who suffered severe head injuries, are currently receiving treatment at a private hospital. Identified as sisters, they were on their way home when the accident occurred.

In response to the incident, the affected family is urging authorities to take strict action against the driver and provide compensation to cover the medical expenses incurred during the treatment of the injured sisters.

According to police reports, Sita Tukaram Waghe, aged 32, a fish vendor residing in Bhimnagar, MIDC Rabale, provided her account of the incident. She mentioned that on 1st June, she, along with her sister Soni Pawar, their mother, and aunt, had gone to the creek near Koparkhairane to catch crabs. Sita stated that the accident occurred as they were on their way back home from the creek.

The police stated that the accident occurred between 6:15 pm and 6:30 pm near Varisht Hotel signal, Koparkhairane. Sita recounted the events, stating that she and her sister Soni boarded BEST bus 512 from sector 20 towards Rabale. While their mother and aunt were inside the bus, Sita and Soni stood near the rear entrance. Due to the conductor blocking the door, they were unable to enter. However, when the bus made a sharp turn at high speed, they lost their balance and fell off. Despite their fall, the bus driver did not stop to assist them, but Sita’s mother and aunt called out for help.

Swapnil Bhagwat Devere, the driver of the BEST bus, has had a case filed against him. Gauri Waghe, the aunt, expressed concern, stating that despite the registration of the case, the police have not yet apprehended the driver.