A 30-year-old man was booked for allegedly ramming his four-wheeler into three vehicles, killing a 64-year-old man and injuring three others on November 4 on the Western Express highway Kandivali (East).
A preliminary probe by Samta Nagar police revealed that the accused Milan Kothari (30), a Mira Road resident, was driving his car at a very high speed and lost control, crashing into other vehicles. He was booked on the complaint of one of the injured, Sakhawat Ansari (44), an autorickshaw driver.
According to police, on Saturday evening, Ansari was coming towards Malad from Mira Road with a passenger when a car hit his vehicle from behind at around 6.30 pm.
“In the impact, Ansari’s rickshaw overturned and the passenger Tanuja Sahani (45) got injured,” said a police officer. According to Ansari, who suffered a fracture on his left arm, the car then crashed into a motorcycle and a tempo.
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Sohansingh Chana (64), a senior citizen who was on the two-wheeler suffered serious head injuries and was declared dead at the Shatabdi hospital. Tempo driver Vijay Chavan (49) suffered a fracture in his leg. The injured persons are undergoing treatment at different hospitals, police said.
“The accused, who was travelling with his wife and son, left his car at the accident spot and walked away as he also sustained injuries. Prima facie it is suspected that overspeeding was the reason behind the accident. We are probing the matter and will soon take action against him,” said sub-inspector Raju Korde of the Samta Nagar police station.
Kothari was booked under sections 279, 304(a), 337, and 338 of the Indian Penal Code and section 184 of the Motor Vehicles Act.