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.

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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
  5. A
    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.
  6. R
    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.
  8. V
    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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