Car rams taxi after jumping divider on J J flyover,2 injured

A Honda City lost control while negotiating a turn on J J flyover and rammed a Fiat taxi in the opposite lane Thursday afternoon.

Written by Express News Service | Published:April 19, 2013 2:59 am

A Honda City lost control while negotiating a turn on J J flyover and rammed a Fiat taxi in the opposite lane Thursday afternoon. The Fiat flipped twice and hit a Santro taxi. Two people were injured. The Fiat taxi driver and a woman passenger had been admitted to J J Hospital with head injuries,police said.

Honda City driver Ritika Rai (31) of Abdul Rehman Street has been booked under IPC sections 279 (rash and dangerous driving),337 (causing hurt),338 (causing grievous hurt) and 427 (mischief causing damage) and will be produced before a magistrate court Friday. Rai told police she had taken her son to JJ Hospital to get a hearing device fixed.

While returning home she was taking a turn when another car allegedly overtook from the left at high speed. Her son got scared and rushed to hug her. Surprised,Rai allegedly turned hard to the right and collided with the Fiat,police said.

Fiat driver Shivkumar Goud (46) and passenger Jaswanti Bhalerao (33) had suffered minor head injuries,police said. The right side of the Fiat has been smashed and its roof dented. Rai’s car has also been severely dented,while headlights and bumper of the Santro got damaged.

Ishwar Gupta (35),the Santro’s driver,said,“I was driving a passenger to Dadar when the Honda City hit the car ahead of me. My car was hit as it flipped. The Fiat had turned upside down and it is only when Bhalerao cried out,that we came to know that she was alive. Looking at how badly the car was damaged,they could have been a lot more seriously injured. Rai and her son were unhurt and were taken to the police station by a fellow motorist.”

“The turn where the accident occurred is dangerous for two-weelers as they cannot negotiate it. That is why their entry is banned. Four-wheelers should not have any problem and accidents involving them are uncommon,” said Subhash Nilewad,DCP,Traffic,South Region.

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