Tanker rams into car in Panvel, driver crushed to death

Rescue work: Fire brigade personnel inspecting the crashed car in Panvel on Thursday

Rescue work: Fire brigade personnel inspecting the crashed car in Panvel on Thursday   | Photo Credit: Yogesh Mhatre

Driver crushed to death

The driver of an Alto was crushed to death on Thursday around 6 a.m., after a tanker rammed into the car near Karnala bird sanctuary in Panvel.

The car was sandwiched between an Innova in front and the tanker behind it. Panvel Taluka police have registered a case against the tanker owner who has gone absconding.

The deceased, who has been identified as Rajjab Mohammad Mamtule, a driver residing in Guhaghar, died on the spot said police. “The body was smashed inside and we had to call the fire brigade to cut the car in order to take the body out. After the body was removed the road was cleared. It took more than three hours for the entire operation,” Panvel traffic official Ashok Naik said.

The Mumbai-Goa road is undergoing widening and at the spot where the accident happened, one lane is shut for the work.

“The road at Karnala is a bottleneck and after the accident, the traffic had to stop for close to three hours before the road was cleared. Many motorists were stuck in the traffic. Being the holiday season, traffic moving towards Konkan on this road has increased,” a police officer said.

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