A 70-year-old man died after the bus he was travelling in hit a speed-breaker at high speed in Hadapsar on Saswad Road on Sunday night. Driver Vyankat Sopan Kedase (39),has been arrested for negligence.
Police said Jaysinghrao Haribhau Kate Deshmukh,a resident of Nirant Vasahat in Bibwewadi,travelling from Baramati to Pune in the state transport bus was injured after the bus hit the speedbreaker.
Police and Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation officials said the speed-breaker has design flaws and is not striped to warn vehicles.
Sub inspector D R Madne investigating the case said,Near Gondhalenagar,the bus hit the speed-breaker. As the bus was in very high speed,Deshmukhs head hit the tubelight holder above him and he suffered injuries. He was rushed to the hospital,and succumbed to his injuries. Prima facie,death was caused due to the injury. Deshmukhs viscera has been preserved for chemical analysis.
He said,Other passengers also suffered injuries but none of them are serious.
An officer with Hadapsar police said,The speed-breaker is badly designed and there is no signage or stripe markings. Two minor and a major accident have taken place due to this speed-breaker earlier.
Vijaykumar Diwate,MSRTCs Swargate depot manager said,I visited the accident spot on Sunday night long with the police. It appears that the newly constructed speed-breaker has some design flaws and it is not marked with stripes. We have taken cognizance of the accident and have submitted our report to our divisional office.