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4-vehicle pileup leaves 5 injured, traffic held up

Two buses, a truck and an earth-mover collide at Bhakti Shakti Chowk near Transport Nagar

Pune |
April 10, 2015 4:17:52 am
pune-accident-main It took a crane over an hour to clear the road. (Source: Express by Rajesh Stephen)

Two Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd (PMPML) buses, a truck and an earth-mover collided at Bhakti Shakti Chowk on Thursday afternoon causing minor injuries to five passengers on the buses. The accident held up traffic for over an hour.

According to the information given by the Nigdi police, the accident took place around 1.30 pm at Bhakti Shakti Chowk near Transport Nagar. Police said the Nigdi-Vadgaon Maval PMPML bus hit another PMPML bus which was coming out of the bus depot.

Assistant sub-inspector Narsingh Chavaria of Nigdi police station said, “When the driver of the first bus
saw the other bus coming out of the depot, he tried to apply the brakes. But prima facie it seems that there was a technical fault with the brakes and the buses collided.”

ASI Chavaria added, “The first bus also hit a truck though the truck driver was trying to halt the truck to avoid the collision. Also, an earth-mover hit the bus as its driver could not control it. These vehicles then blocked the traffic on the stretch for the next one hour.”

Police said at least five passengers from two of the buses sustained minor injuries after the buses collided. The injured have been identified as Aparna Joshi, Mangala Mavale, Pandurang Mavale, Dharmaraj Singh and Rahul Mohite.

“It was difficult to move the vehicles off the road as all these were heavy vehicles. It took a crane over an hour to clear the road and resume the traffic flow,” Chavaria added.

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