27 killed in accident on Mumbai-Pune expressway

9:06 PM, Monday, May 28th, 2012
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Mumbai Bus AccidentMumbai :Twenty-seven members of a marriage party, including four children, were killed and 26 others injured when a speeding auto rammed in a stationary bus at Khalapur on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. The incident took place in the wee hours around 1 am when the tyres of one of the mini-buses carrying a marriage party got punctured on the highway and was parked on the roadside while another bus was stationed just behind the vehicle, helping it out with the repairs, they said.

The mishap occurred when a high-speeding auto lost control and rammed into the second mini bus from the rear, crushing people seated on the road between both the vehicles, police said.

The deceased including women and children were returning to Pune after attending a wedding at suburban Ghatkopar in Mumbai, they said.

The injured have been admitted to MGM hospital at Panvel and Pune’s Sassoon hospital, where three victims were pronounced dead on arrival, police said.

The deceased have not been identified yet. The auto driver has been detained at Khalapur in Raigad district, they added.


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1 Response to 27 killed in accident on Mumbai-Pune expressway

  1. Uday Agle, Mumbai

    would like to bring to your notice that , Eway rear-end accidents involving stalled vehicles are relatively common events.
    This crashes can be prevented by employing well defined incident management procedures & equipments.

    Problem is mainly at low visibility conditions.Thousands get killed because of poor warning signs put up at breakdown site.
    In developed countries highway patrol police must put a Traffic Cone mounted “High visibility hazard warning light” to warn other drivers.
    Those lights are even visible for miles & through fog & dust.

    I hope that all road safety authorities will take a note & save innocent lives , before another vehicle crashes into a stalled vehicle.

    Uday Ramdas Agle


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