Updated: February 6, 2014 2:39:30 pm
Three persons, including an 18-year-old girl, were killed in three separate accidents in the city in less than 24 hours.
Two of the accidents occurred on the Western Express Highway in Goregaon (East), police said.
According to the police, the first accident occurred at 5.30 pm Monday. Akshay Ballal (19) and Rakshanda Chaudhary (18) were on their way to Jogeshwari on Ballal’s motorcycle when a truck hit the bike.
Rakshanda was killed on the spot. The Vanrai police have booked the truck driver for rash driving and causing death due to negligence.
In the second case on Monday night, Borivali resident Shrikant Jadhav (40) was walking by the roadside when he was hit by a truck. “The truck driver seems to have lost control as the roads were slippery after rain. Jadhav died on the spot. We have arrested the truck driver,” said senior inspector Motiram Kadam, Vanrai police station.
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The third accident occurred in Chembur on Tuesday morning. A 19-year-old Mulund resident died after the bike that he was riding was hit by a speeding dumper. Police said Mohit Dodeja died on the spot. “The dumper driver surrendered later in the day.
He was not found to be drunk at the time of the incident,” said senior inspector Prahlad Panaskar, Chembur police station.
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