"Eleven injured persons were treated on the spot in 108 ambulance. Six others required hospitalisation and they are admitted to a nearby hospital. One injured is critical. Further probe is underway," Pune Police told ANI.
The accident occurred on Navale bridge due to a suspected brake failure of the truck when it was moving towards Pune, the official was quoted by PTI as saying.
Damaged vehicles after multiple cars collided in a chain-reaction accident on Pune-Bangalore Highway, in Pune district, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. (PTI Photo)
Ten to 15 people received minor injuries in the incident and they were given first aid on the spot. However, six to eight others were shifted to two hospitals for treatment, the official said. "Fortunately, there is no loss of human life in the accident," Suhel Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone III) said.
"A major accident occurred at Navale bridge on the Pune-Bengaluru highway in Pune in which about 48 vehicles got damaged. Rescue teams from the Pune Fire Brigade and Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) have reached the spot," ANI quoted the Pune Fire Brigade as saying.
A major accident occurred at Navale bridge on the Pune-Bengaluru highway in Pune in which about 48 vehicles got damaged. Rescue teams from the Pune Fire Brigade and Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) have reached the spot: Pune Fire Brigade pic.twitter.com/h5Y5XtxVhW
The damaged vehicles are being removed from the road and traffic on the route will be cleared after some time.
Meanwhile, a fire department of the Pune Metropolitical Region Development Authority (PMRDA) claimed that at least 48 vehicles were damaged in the incident, including those that suffered minor damage.
#WATCH | Six people were injured in a major accident at Navale bridge on the Pune-Bengaluru highway in Pune where a truck lost control and rammed into several vehicles stuck in traffic on the bridge, No casualties reported so far: DCP (Traffic) Pune City Police Vijay Kumar Magar pic.twitter.com/914eo0dbuh
A man, whose car was damaged in the accident, said that the speeding truck first rammed into some of the vehicles on the road, which in turn hit some other vehicles.
"Our car was also hit. We were four people in the vehicle and fortunately, nothing happened to us as the airbags opened, but we saw that several vehicles around us on the road were badly hit," he said.
"The truck driver is absconding but police have a strong lead to nab him," Pune police said.