VIDEO: CCTV footage of accident involving BEST bus in Mumbai

Khairani road accident in Mumbai: The families of the victims damaged the bus after the incident.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 17, 2016 12:51 pm
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The CCTV footage of the Khairani Road accident in Mumbai last week that left one dead has gone viral on social media. A post on Facebook by Kamlesh Desai has received over 6,000 shares evoking multiple responses to the incident. In the video, one can see the BEST bus hitting the two-wheeler, throwing off the 26-year-old rider Pravin Pujari, and his teenager friend Sumit Chandanshive off the vehicle. Soon after a mob gathered near the bus and pelted stones at the vehicle.

The incident took place outside S J Studio on Mumbai’s Khairani Road at 7:30 am on Oct 11. Pujari and Chandanshive had left their home nearby before the accident. Pujari’s head hit the divider after the fall ultimately resulting in his death.

Also read |  Biker killed as BEST bus rams into two-wheeler

Passers-by rushed both of them to Rajawadi Hospital, Ghatkopar wherein Pujari was declared dead upon arrival. According to the police, Chandanshive sustained minor scratches. Senior Inspector of the Saki Naka Police Station, Avinash Dharmadhikari, said: “The deceased was not wearing a helmet, which could have softened the impact of hitting the divider.”

The families of the victims damaged the bus after the incident. The police defused the tension and arrested the bus driver, Tanaji Kumbhar, under IPC sections 279 (rash driving) and 304 (A) (causing death by negligence).

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    Somesh Gupta
    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:17 pm
    Unfortunately, the victim didn't see the bus. The bus driver is not at fault,lt;br/gt; it was impossible for him to avoid it.
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      Adnan Tambawala
      Oct 17, 2016 at 9:55 am
      2-wheelers regularly put their lives in the hands of other vehicles when they overtake and enter roads blindly like imbeciles, and later blame the other poor driver. They regularly resort to gundagiri even though they are clearly at fault and others have no choice but to allow them to continue to drive like visually impaired persons with a death wish.
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        Arun Paul
        Oct 17, 2016 at 5:13 pm
        The bus driver is not at fault........ these 2 bikers just entered the road without even looking..
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          Arun Paul
          Oct 17, 2016 at 5:16 pm
          this is a case of comolete careless driving on the part of 2 wheeler driver and got hit by the bus..... the bus driver should be left out and the police chrging the bus driver with the case of rash driving...... not right
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            aks
            Oct 17, 2016 at 9:06 am
            Where is the fault of the driver? Two wheeler approached the main road without stopping, without even looking.
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              Rohit
              Oct 17, 2016 at 10:48 am
              Bus driver does not look at fault. A person driving straight at an intersection always has the right of way as per road guidelines.
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                Dhirendra Singh
                Oct 17, 2016 at 9:20 am
                The BEST driver is NOT at fault. The who died simply entered the main road without checking. He didn't even look to his right (the direction traffic was coming from) while entering the main road. And more s like him would simply attack the bus. Even the cops are at fault in arresting the BEST driver who is completely innocent in this w affair. Wake up people and follow the traffic rules.
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                  VijayR
                  Oct 17, 2016 at 11:19 am
                  Like the drivers of two wheelers elsewhere, these unfortunate riders did not follow the rule, when they are entering main road from a side road, to 'stop, look and proceed'. Definitely, the bus driver does not appear to be at fault in this case.
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                    JP
                    Oct 17, 2016 at 7:46 am
                    It does not seem, that the bus driver is at fault. He was going down a main road when the biker came out of a bylane, without stopping to see.
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                      Shrinivasa Kamath
                      Oct 17, 2016 at 9:37 am
                      From the video, it is quite evident bus driver was driving slowly and has stopped the bus soon after the accident.
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                        HILARY
                        Oct 17, 2016 at 9:26 am
                        How could the driver be arrested under section 279 when it was the two wheeler which came against the bus. In fact the driver was good as he stopped the bus immediately on impact. Police should not charge a driver just to please an angry public.
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                          Vijith Nair
                          Oct 17, 2016 at 8:18 am
                          The driver is not at fault. Are our cops blind?
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                            Rajeev
                            Oct 17, 2016 at 8:59 am
                            I do not agree that the Driver has done any thing wrong in this accident. One has to enter Highway very care fully and indeed this is the useless road any one come from any where ., Police required to maintain some discipline in this road and shall be punishing the wrong doers by taking away unauthorized parked vehicle.
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                              Chaitanya
                              Oct 17, 2016 at 3:09 pm
                              THe bus driver is not at fault. if you drive like the road belongs to you then this is what happens. Open and shut case.
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                                M Shukla
                                Oct 17, 2016 at 9:18 am
                                From the video, it is clear the Driver is NOT at fault. It is the scooterists who came suddenly from a side road. They were without helmets. The bus stopped as fast as it could. In my opinion it is the scooter that was rash and also at fault. The people who damaged the bus should be booked for arson. It would have been better if they had inculcated good riding habits in the boys rather than vandalizing public property
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                                  Indian
                                  Oct 17, 2016 at 9:36 am
                                  These two wheelers were on a suicidal scooter ride. No fault of bus driver.
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                                    srinivasan
                                    Oct 17, 2016 at 9:20 am
                                    In Mumbai it is very difficult for a BEST driver to drive his bus safely. At any given time any driver, be a car, bike, auto, has the tendency to cut in front of the bus. Absolutely no discipline either for driving, parking, etc
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                                      Sunil Chadha
                                      Oct 17, 2016 at 10:01 am
                                      In Mumbai it is difficult to drive car, forget BUS. Its very difficult, tiring and needs lots of patience against the two wheeler's. In this case looking at the video, the bus driver is not at fault.
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                                        Sunil Chadha
                                        Oct 17, 2016 at 9:59 am
                                        It is clearly mistake of two wheeler. Secondly that guy was not wearing helmet. The family should be arrested for damaging property, they should pay for damage done to bus. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;These two wheeler's are nuisance on Mumbai road. Good one is reduced.
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                                          vineeth
                                          Oct 17, 2016 at 7:31 am
                                          Why is the bus driver being charged for the biker's rash riding!!
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