The festival rush brought in some sad moments on Friday when three motorcyclists lost their lives after being hit by speeding trucks, in two separate accidents in Kalamna and Yashodhara Nagar. One of the truck drivers has been taken into custody by Yashodhara Nagar police while accused in Kalamna accident is at large.
Sources said two youths who had been killed in the accident in Kalamna have been identified as Sukhdev Chinduji Girole (25) and Rajesh Brijlal Yadav (24), both residents of Bhandewadi, Deep Nagar, Pardi. The youths filled petrol at HP Petrol Pump, Asuli village in their motorcycle (MH 31 DX 470) on Friday at around 4.55 pm. They were heading towards Pardi from Bhandara-Nagpur road when a recklessly driven ten-wheeler truck knocked them down, the police said. Commuters noticed the youths and immediately informed Kalamna police. Cops reached the scene and after performing panchnama, bodies of both the youths were sent to the Government Medical College and Hospital for post mortem. A case under Sections 279, 304 (a) of the IPC read with Sub Sections 134 and 177 of Motor Vehicle Act has been registered against the unknown truck driver.
Another fatal accident took place under the jurisdiction of Yashodhara Nagar police station wherein a youth was killed by a speeding truck and driver of the truck has been put behind bars. Sources said Akshay Premdas Kamble (23), a resident of Kabir Nagar, Jaripatka was on his way back home on Friday at around 9.50 pm. He was taking turn from Yadav Nagar turning at Kalamna Ring Road when a truck (CJ 04 DM 3822) came in a high speed from rear and hit Akshay’s motorcycle (MH 31 DX 4571). Before the truck driver Imtiaz Ajimullah Shah (22) could flee the spot, he was nabbed by the vigilant commuters. He was later handed over to Yashodhara Nagar police after they reached the scene. Akshay’s body has been sent to Government Medical College and Hospital for autopsy. Cops have slapped charges under Sections 279, 304 (a) of the IPC read with sub sections 134 and 177 of the IPC against Imtiaz.