The driver of a multi-axle trailer was arrested by the Wadala police after he ran over a police head constable, who was out on a morning walk in Wadala on Thursday morning. The trailer then rammed into seven parked taxis near IMAX before it came to a halt.
According to police, around 8 am head constable Sanjeev Patil was out jogging at SP Road in the Ganesh Nagar area of Wadala, where he resided with his wife and two children. The trailer, driven by Gajendra Singh, 34, a Jharkhand resident, came at a high speed and ran over Patil. The vehicle was coming from Kalamboli and was headed towards Bombay Port Trust, said Wadala senior inspector Parshuram Karyakarte.
Soon after the accident, locals gathered around the trailer and pulled out the driver. They also alerted the Wadala police.
Karyakarte said that Singh was arrested on charges of causing death due to negligence and negligent driving amongst other sections. He said the driver told police that he was sleep-deprived and lost control as he had dozed off at the turning.
“He was not under the influence of alcohol,” the senior inspector said.