Pune: A police officer and four others sustained minor injuries in a bizarre accident involving three vehicles at the Kasari phata near Shikrapur on the Pune-Ahmednagar highway in Shirur tehsil of Pune district.
The injured police officer was identified as Inspector Jyoti Chandrakant Gadkari, presently working in the control room of the Ahmednagar police department. Gadkari has lodged a complaint against a driver at the Shikrapur police station. The driver, identified as Krishna Kankal has been charged for negligent driving and a case has been registered against him at Shikrapur police station.
Inspector Gadkari was feeling uncomfortable while on duty after which she decided to go home to Pune. She was headed to Pune city from Nagar when the accident happened. She is presently deputed at the police control room in Ahmednagar. Her car was hit from behind by a tempo which Kankal was driving. The accident took place at Kasari Fata near Shikrapur on the Pune-Nagar highway.
Gadkari tried to halt her car using the hand brake, but the impact of the accident was such that her car went ahead and hit another tempo which was ahead of her car. This tempo turned turtle on the road after the impact. Gadkari's car stopped after hitting the road divider and the tempo driven by Kankal also rammed into the divider.
Inspector Gadkari sustained minor injuries to her hand. Other injured were identified as tempo driver Laxman Naik (23), Rukminibai Kshirsagar, Om Malvadkar and Shravan Malvadkar.
Alert citizens informed Shikrapur police about the accident immediately, after which a team of police personnel rushed to the spot. They took suspect tempo drive Kankal in custody. Kankal is a resident of Naygaon. All the three vehicles involved in the accident, a Swift Dzire car and two tempos, have been damaged heavily.