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Bandra-Worli Sea Link Accident: Accused car driver was busy plugging in phone charger

The incident occurred when an ambulance and other vehicles were preparing to take the victims of an earlier accident to a hospital. As they were preparing to take the victims to the hospital, a speeding car rammed into them, resulting in the death of 5.

Bandra-Worli Sea Link Accident: Accused car driver was busy plugging in phone charger
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In a latest development, a day after the Bandra-Worli Sea Link road accident, a local court sent the person accused to one day police custody on Thursday, October 6.

Upon interrogation it came to light that the Hyundai driver, who crashed into four standstill vehicles on the Bandra Worli Sea Link (BWSL) has revealed he was trying to plug in his mobile phone charger and lost sight of the road ahead, police said.

The accused, identified as Irfan Abdul Raheem Beelkia, has been booked under section 304 (death by negligence) of the India Penal Code for over speeding and rash driving.

According to a reports in the Bandra-Worli Sea Link accident on Dussehra, October 5, the injured, who were rushed to Nair Hospital, got discharge against medical advice on the insistence of families and admitted to Global, Lilavati, Breach Candy and Saifee hospitals for further treatment.

Of those injured, two are in ICU awaiting surgeries at Global Hospital, Parel, while another person is on the ventilator at Bandra’s Lilavati Hospital.

Doctors said two of the injured have sustained serious head injuries, while others have suffered knee, leg or shoulder fractures and injuries to ears and eyes. One of the critically injured (a toll plaza employee) Hemant Toraskar is on a ventilator at Lilavati Hospital.

According to the spokesperson of Global Hospital, four injured were brought in early Wednesday. The three injured persons from the Maruti Swift accident.

Siddharth Juyal, 19, Mohd Rayyan Patel, 18 and Shane Joseph Portugal, 18 – were also shifted. While Juyal is said to be stable, the other two are in the ICU under observation.

Patel has suffered humerus fracture and a severe fracture of finger bones, with multiple fractures in the left hand. He will need surgery, doctor exclaimed. Whereas Portugal has a complex pelvic bone fracture along with multiple lacerations.

Dr Ashwini Nair, who stopped to help the injured from the initial Swift car accident, sustained a fracture in her leg and dislocated her right shoulder after the Creta dashed into the waiting cars and the ambulance. She was also discharged from Nair against medical advice.

For those unversed, in a terrifying incident, five toll plaza employees and an ambulance driver were killed, while six others sustained injuries after a car rammed into a crash site on the Bandra-Worli sea link in Mumbai early on Wednesday morning, October 5. Besides, two were discharged with minor injuries, initial report stated.

The accident took place around 4 am.

The incident occurred when an ambulance and other vehicles were preparing to take the victims of an earlier accident to a hospital. As they were preparing to take the victims to the hospital, a speeding car rammed into them, resulting in the death of five people.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences to the families of the victims.

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