Traffic was held up old Pune-Mumbai highway as trailer's cabin and coils lay on road.
Tragedy struck the Bansodes on Holi when a truck trailer carrying metal coils rammed into two two-wheelers and an ambulance outside Aadhar Hospital on Dehu Road. The accident that took place on the old Pune-Mumbai highway on Wednesday around 8.30 am left one dead and two
The deceased has been identified as Ravindra Maruti Bansode (36) of Vikasnagar in Kiwale. The injured persons have been identified as Milind Vikas Waghmare (40) of Kiwale and Suresh Tukaram Pawar (43) of Dighi.
Bansode was employed as an ambulance driver for Aadhar Hospital.
According to sub-inspector Ranjeet Bhoite of Dehu Road police station who is investigating the case, Bansode’s wife works as a nurse in the same hospital where the deceased was working as an ambulance driver. Bansode was waiting outside the hospital along with his friend Waghmare to pick up his wife, who was on night duty, when the heavy vehicle hit his two-wheeler.
“The trailer carrying metal coils was travelling from Pune towards Mumbai. The driver lost control over his vehicle near Aadhar Hospital and it first rammed into the two-wheeler that Pawar was riding.
“After dashing Pawar’s bike, the container hit an ambulance parked outside the hospital and the cabin of the trailer toppled and fell on Bansode’s two-wheeler trapping him under it. Waghmare also sustained serious injuries,” Bhoite said.
Bansode, Waghmare and Pawar were rushed to Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital where Bansode was declared dead on arrival. The police have arrested the trailer driver Balwinder Ajit Singh (32) of Kalamboli.
Meanwhile, the mishap had thrown the traffic on the highway out of gear for nearly an hour. The cabin and coils were lying on the road resulting into long queues of vehicles on either side of the road. Finally, a crane was called to lift the cabin and the road was cleared for traffic.