Gopinath Munde’s car accident: How it happened

Munde died apparently of cardiac arrest suffered during a road accident on early Tuesday morning.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:June 3, 2014 6:07 pm
Union Minister Gopinath Munde died apparently of a cardiac arrest after his car was hit by another vehicle on Tuesday morning. (Source: PTI) Union Minister Gopinath Munde died apparently of a cardiac arrest after his car was hit by another vehicle on Tuesday morning. (Source: PTI)

Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde, who made his entry into the Union Cabinet for the first time after the Lok Sabha polls, died apparently of shock and cardiac arrest suffered during a road accident on early Tuesday morning.

64-year-old BJP leader was on his way to the airport when his car was hit by another vehicle at Prithviraj road-Tughlak road roundabout in the heart of the capital.

Here is a blow by blow account of the accident that led to Munde’s demise:

6.00 am: Gopinath Munde leaves for Indira Gandhi International Airport from his residence in his Maruti SX4.

6.20 am: A speeding Indica jumps a traffic signal and dashes into Munde’s car from the side where he was sitting at backseat.

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6.30 am: Munde is taken to the emergency department of Jai Prakash Narain Apex Traum Centre, AIIMS, by his personal assistant and driver. There is no spontaneous breathing, no blood pressure, no pulse, no cardiac
activity. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is given to Munde for the next 50 minutes.

6.35am: Munde’s security personnel hand over the driver of Tata Indica to Delhi Police.

7.20 am: AIIMS declares Munde dead

12.40 pm: An open army truck with Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Harsh Vardha and Munde’s family leaves the hospital followed by an ambulance carrying Munde’s body.

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2.00 pm: Union ministers and other BJP leaders pay tributes to Munde at BJP Headquarters.

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    Sid Gautam
    Jun 4, 2014 at 2:17 pm
    If the photo shows the side of Munde's car, it doesn't seem to have mive damage. As the autopsy report said, Mr. Munde had no external injury. When a body is shaken hard, it can suffer internal injuries. The autopsy report didn't mention any prior health condition of Mr. Munde. This is indeed a freak accident resulting in death. Very unfortunate incident.
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    Girish
    Jun 4, 2014 at 7:34 am
    It's not the Indica but the SX4 that jumped signal- at least that has been established by now.
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    hemenp
    Jun 3, 2014 at 7:07 pm
    A speeding Indica jumps a traffic signal? How do we know this?
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    jadugar bazi
    Jun 3, 2014 at 8:44 pm
    Very tragic. May Lord give honorable Gopinath Mundeji peace.
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    DriveSafely
    Jun 3, 2014 at 10:08 pm
    So sad. One of the biggest problem is following of traffic rules, including traffic lights, seatbelts (a must for) all pengers in an car. I have been to cities where the traffic lights are blinking yellow all the time and police officers manning such intersections no one cares. Vehicle drivers not stopping at red lights; especially in the early hours of morning, if you stop at a traffic light, you are sure to have an accident, as on one is bothered about the red light. It is time all vehicle riders take responsibility to obey the traffic rules no matter what; and that there is strict enforcement. Such sad incidents can be avoided. It is an international shame when outsiders see the traffic situation on our roads.
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    NSJ
    Jun 8, 2014 at 1:23 am
    Who actually jumped Red Traffic Light, Munde's car or the other driver. I read both in the media.
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