Mumbai, July 19: Three people were killed in a car accident on the city’s busy Eastern freeway, near the suburban area of Chembur, on Tuesday morning. The tragic incident occurred at 9 am today morning when the car overturned and collided with a cab, on the other side of the divider. A north bound Innova, which was speeding on the Freeway, went over the divider and fell atop a south bound taxi. While the cab had one driver and one passenger, boht of who died on the spot, efforts are on to identify the driver of the Innova.
According to a report in the Indian Express, the accident affected traffic on the Eastern freeway on Tuesday. Speaking to the paper, Tukaram Thorat, Senior Police Inspector, Trombay traffic police said, “The driver of the taxi, Jaiswal, and the passenger, Vijay, died on the spot. We are still trying to identify the driver of the Innova, it was a Thane registered vehicle.” Talking about the blockage on the freeway, Thorat said, “It took us nearly 90 minutes to clear the debris, a crane was called to move the cars to the side. Traffic was being diverted but now the vehicular movements have improved.” ALSO READ: Drunk woman lawyer rams Audi into taxi on Eastern Freeway in Mumbai, kills 2
Thorat said that they suspected that the Innova was over speeding, when it lost control on a curve, hitting the divider and falling on top of the kaali peeli cab, going in the opposite direction on the right-most lane. The car turned turtle and also damaged two other vehicles, a Maruti Dzire and a Ford Ecosport. However, no one else has been injured. A case of murder has been registered against the driver of the Innova, at local RCF police station.