Pune: Update On Navle Bridge Accident; RTO’s Assessment Shows No Possibility Of Brake Failure, Driver Turned Off Ignition To Save Fuel

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Pune, 21st November 2022: On Sunday night (November 20), a severe accident took place on Navle bridge when a truck went to hit several vehicles.
After the investigation, following the examination by Regional Transport Office (RTO) officials on Monday (November 21) morning, the police said that the truck did not have a brake failure.


The police added that the driver could not apply brakes as he turned off the ignition on a slope and drove on neutral gear to save fuel.


The police have started the search for the driver who has been identified as Maniram Chhotelal Yadav, a native of Madhya Pradesh, who reportedly ran away from the location after the accident. Police have also booked him under provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act and the Indian Penal Code.


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The accident took place at around 8.30 pm on the Katraj-Dehu road bypass of the Mumbai-Bengaluru highway when the truck went out of the driver’s control and hit at least 48 vehicles. 24 vehicles were badly damaged in the accident. Apart from this, 20 people were severely injured, six of them were hospitalized and others required the administration of first aid.


In the preliminary investigation, the police said that the accident might have been caused by a brake failure.


Assistant commissioner of police (Sinhagad road division) Sunil Pawar informed that the assessment by RTO officials has revealed that there was no brake failure. Rather it seems that the driver had turned off the ignition and had applied neutral gear on the slope to save fuel and later could not apply the brakes as the vehicle gathered speed.


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