A police constable on his way to work was killed, and three others were injured, in a road accident on the Eastern Express Highway (EEH) on Sunday afternoon.
The deceased constable was identified as Ramesh Hiraman Chavan, a resident of Pratiksha Nagar in Sion. Chavan was posted at Vinobha Bhave Nagar police station and on his way to the station when the incident took place around noon yesterday.
According to officials with Nehru Nagar police station, Chavan was travelling on the north-bound lane near Amar Mahal junction when a speeding car tried to get past him. Afraid of getting brushed, the constable swerved his Honda City to the right.
The sudden change in direction caused Chavan to lose control of the vehicle. His car subsequently crashed into the divider and entered the south-bound lane, where it rammed into an oncoming Wagon R.
The impact of the collision caused Chavan and the three occupants of the other car to sustain serious injuries. All four were later rushed to a nearby hospital by passersby.
While Chavan was declared dead, the others are still receiving treatment and are said to be out of danger.
After finding his identity card, officials from Nehru Nagar police station informed Vinoba Bhave Nagar police station about Chavan’s condition.
Meanwhile, Nehru Nagar police station has registered an accidental death report (ADR) in the matter.
They have also reportedly registered a case under IPC section 304A (causing death by negligence) against the unidentified driver who forced Chavan to change direction.
Chavan had joined the police department in 2009 and was a part of Mumbai police’s Quick Response Team (QRT) prior to his posting at Vinoba Bhave Nagar police station. He is survived by his parents, wife and a daughter.View Realtime Updates