Two workers were killed in an accident after a tourist vehicle hit them on the Western Express Highway in Khar (East). The incident took place in the wee hours on Monday when both the workers were in the process of marking the lanes on the road. The Kherwadi police have arrested the driver and registered case against him.
The deceased have been identified as Ramkeval Yadav, 35, and Mulchandra Gupta, 38, both residents of Jogeshwari.
According to the police, both the deceased were working on contract and were marking the lanes opposite Teachers' Colony in Khar. The incident took place around 3am when a speeding Tavera car was heading towards Andheri. The driver, Brijesh Yadav, 28, lost control over his vehicle and hit them.
"The workers sustained severe injuries as the vehicle hit hem and ran over them. The driver did not run away after the incident. He stopped his vehicle and took the help of passersby and rushed the workers to the VN Desai Hospital. Meanwhile, the Kherwadi police was informed about the incident," said a police officer.
"Both the workers were declared dead on arrival at the hospital. We arrested the driver on the charge of causing death due to rash and negligence driving. He was produced in the court on Monday afternoon and granted judicial custody," said senior inspector Ashok Kadam of Kherwadi police station.
"We have seized the car and verifying its documents. The Regional Transport Office (RTO) has been informed about the incident and its officers will visit the police station and verify the fault in the car," said Kadam.