At least 17 people were dead and over 35 injured on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway after a bus crashed into two cars and fell into a ditch early Sunday morning.
Among those dead is a six-month-old toddler. The death toll is likely to rise. Those injured have been rushed to two hospitals in the vicinity.
Here’s a list of past accidents on the Mumbai-Pune expressway:
May 28, 2016: Traffic disrupted on Mumbai Mumbai-Pune Expressway as a truck turned turtle, driver injured
A truck carrying heavy load of goods turned and toppled at Mumbai-Pune Expressway. There were no reported casualties in the accident, but the incident caused a massive traffic snarl.
May 27, 2016: Pune expressway accident zone: Builder D S Kulkarni injured, driver killed in car mishap
Pune-based builder and businessman D S Kulkarni (66) suffered fractured ribs , as a container coming from opposite end crashed his car at Mumbai Expressway. The driver died on the spot.
May 16, 2016: Car crashed with bus on Pune-Mumbai expressway, 6 dead
A car carrying a family of a six collided with a bus on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. All the passengers in the car including an eight-year-old died in the accident.
May 12, 2016: Hit-and-run: One killed on Mumbai-Pune Expressway
A monk from Ujjain lost his life in a hit-and-run accident on Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Another individual was left critically injured and was sent for treatment at Nigdi-based hospital.
Mar 17, 2016: Bus accident at Mumbai-Pune E-way, Two dead,seven injured
A speeding private bus carrying around 30 passengers hit a road-divider killing two passengers and seriously injuring 3 on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
Nov 24, 2015: Tempo accident at Pune-Mumbai Expressway killed 6
A speeding tempo crashed on a telephone post on Mumbai-Pune expressway and toppled. 6 people were killed and over 20 passengers were injured in the road mishap.
Nov 4, 2015: Major accident on Mumbai-Pune E-way, Two dead
A speeding truck rammed into cars on Mumbai-Pune expressway resulting in deaths of two people. Several people were left injured after the accident.
Sep 29, 2015: Two dead as car rams into stalled truck on Mumbai-Pune Expressway
A car carrying 5 passengers rammed into a truck which was parked on the wrong side of the lane. The accident led to deaths of two passengers, injuring the remaining three, including an 18-month-old girl.
Sep 22, 2015: Expressway accident: Seven killed in yet another accident
A speeding SUV rammed into a dumper truck on Pune-Mumbai expressway, killing seven people, including four women. Two people suffered minor injuries in the accident.
Oct 28, 2014: 19 injured, 1 critical after bus rams into parked tempo on Mumbai-Pune Expressway
A state-run bus from from Telangana carrying 17 passengers and two drivers, rammed into a parked tempo on Mumbai-Pune E-way. The passengers including the driver and the conductor suffered injuries in the mishap.
Sep 16, 2014: Four people dead in yet another E-way accident
A late-night accident at Mumbai-Pune expressway between an unidentified vehicle and a tempo truck led to deaths of 4 people. 11 others sustained severe injuries in the incident.
Aug 11, 2014: Pune-Mumbai E-way collision killed three
A vehicle illegally carrying nine passengers collided with a parked truck at Pune-Mumbai expressway. Three people died in the accident. The remaining 6 passengers suffered injuries.
Feb 3, 2014: Truck carrying chickens killed 3 and injured 1 on ‘Killer highway’
A truck carrying chickens ran over three members of the same family, killing them all, on Mumbai-Pune Expressway. The truck driver fled the spot after the mishap.
Nov 12, 2013: Expressway accident killed Doctor and his kids
A car accident on a Pune-Mumbai Expressway killed a 48-year-old woman. The woman’s daughter and son who were with her at the time of the accident suffered serious injuries.
Aug 10, 2013: 4 people dead on Pune-Mumbai Express as a driver jumps the divider
A Maruti car crashed into a trailer while attempting to cut across the divider on Mumbai-Pune expressway. The accident killed the four passengers in the car on the spot.
May 4, 2013: 2 IRB labourers die in Eway accident
A vehicle carrying Ideal Road Builders (IRB) laborers rammed into a parked container on Pune-Mumbai Expressway. The two laborers died on the spot while five others suffered injured in the accident.
Sep 7 2012: Truck-tanker collides on expressway, caused massive gas leak,traffic jams
A tanker carrying 30 tonne of inflammable isobutane was hit by a truck on Mumbai-Pune Expressway leading to massive leakage from the tanker. The accident took caused huge traffic snarls on the expressway.
Aug 7, 2012: Bus driver killed in E-way mishap
An overspeeding state-run Shivneri bus rammed into a tempo truck, killing the bus driver on the spot. The accident caused massive traffic jams all around the expresway.
May 29, 2012: 27 crushed to death on Mumbai-Pune Expressway
A speeding truck crashes with a mini bus carrying a groom and his entourage. 27 members of the marriage party lost their lives while remaining 26 were injured in the accident.
Feb 19, 2012: 6 killed, 5 hurt in accidents on Pune-Mumbai Expressway
A speeding Mahindra Xylo crashed with a truck killing 6 people and injuring 5 passengers. The deceased included five members of a family and a 25-year-old biker. the truck driver fled after the accident.
Sep 20, 2011: Woman dies, 24 injured in bus mishap
A bus fell into a 40-ft deep ditch along Mumbai-Pune Expressway. A 53-year-old woman died and 24 other passengers were injured in the accident.
Jun 20, 2011: 2 cops die in e-way accident
A police van met with an accident at Mumbai-Pune Expressway. The two constables attached to Thane Police Motor Transport (MT) were killed in the accident. The accident occured when the tyres of the van burst and the car ran into a divider and plunged 35-feet into a rivulet.
Nov 2, 2010: 1 dead on Mumbai-Pune Expressway after car catches fire
A woman was killed and another seriously injured, on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, when the engine of the car they were travelling in caught fire.