Pune: Dozens of Vehicles Pile-up as Tanker Loses Control on Bridge Slope, Several Hurt

 - Sakshi Post

Pune: Over 20 people sustained injuries after a tanker crashed into several vehicles at Pune’s Navale bridge on Sunday evening. The crash resulted in a 48-vehicle pile-up and at least 40 vehicles damaged. 

The major pileup took place at 8.45 pm on Sunday when the Mumbai-bound tanker lost control on the downward slope of the bridge on the Mumbai-Bengaluru highway in Pune. Several injured have been admitted to nearby hospitals.

According to the police, the driver of the truck had apparently switched off its engine while on a bridge slope and rammed into several vehicles ahead of it. A Regional Transport Office (RTO) said switching off the engine affects the vehicle's braking system and this may have led to the tanker’s freefall on the bridge slope and major pileup. 

The driver of the tanker, identified as Maniram Yadav, was booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Motor Vehicles Act. Police have launched a manhunt to nab the driver who fled the spot after causing a major accident.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Supriya Sule visited the accident site on Monday. Later, in her tweet she said people need to follow the Road Safety Act. 

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(With inputs from agencies)


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