Car Crashes Into Multiple Bikes At Intersection In Maharashtra, 3 Dead

On a busy intersection with no traffic lights, a speeding Hyundai Santro, driven by a 72-year-old man, rammed four bikes before crashing into a parked vehicle.

Jun 3, 2024 - 20:45
Car Crashes Into Multiple Bikes At Intersection In Maharashtra, 3 Dead

On a busy intersection with no traffic lights, a speeding Hyundai Santro, driven by a 72-year-old man, rammed four bikes before crashing into a parked vehicle. The incident occurred in Maharashtra's Kolhapur this afternoon at the Cyber Chowk in the city.  

The driver of the Santro and two others died in the incident and six were injured. The horrific crash was captured on CCTV. Vasant M Chavan, the driver of the Santro, was a retired Pro Vice-Chancellor of Shivaji University Kolhapur. He turned 72 two days ago on June 1. 

At 2:25 pm today, the traffic was usual at the Cyber Chowk (intersection) in Kolhapur city. Cars, trucks, and bikes navigated their way to the intersection without traffic lights. Three bikes were heading straight, while a fourth bike was crossing the intersection from right to left. At 2:26 pm, a speeding Santro rammed the two-wheelers, throwing the riders and pillions several feet away, visuals showed.

A man and woman on a bike miraculously escaped the crash by a few inches as the car drove past their vehicle, ramming the motorists in front of it before crashing into a parked vehicle on the other end of the road.

IANS reported that the officials suspect that Chavan was probably unwell and may have lost control of the speeding car

The horrifying post-crash visuals showed a man lifting a child who was on the bike while the woman, who was riding pillion, needed help to get up. At least three people were flung several feet away and a man was seen lying on the road. 

Meanwhile, the car crashed into a pole next to the footpath before ramming a stationary vehicle. The Santo flipped to its right within seconds after the crash. Visuals showed people running to help the victims of the horrific car crash. 

The police said they are investigating the matter. The driver of the car died in the crash along with two others and six others were injured. The identity of the victims has not been revealed. 

Vasant Chavan had been associated with the IIM-Ahmedabad, and served as a former college principal, besides serving as the former Director of Bharatiya Vidyapeeth's institutions in Kolhapur and Delhi.

He was the Pro-VC of SUK from April 2001 to March 2004.

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