Lucky escape for driver as car falls vertically into ditch on old Mumbai-Pune highway | Mumbai News – Times of India | IIT EXPERT

NAVI MUMBAI: A Mumbai based driver, Tanashri Shivalkar, had a lucky escape as her car lost control and fell vertically down in a ditch along the old Mumbai-Pune highway at Bhokarpada, Raigad district, on Saturday.
Shivalkar, who was going towards Karjat from Parel in Mumbai, only had a minor scratch on her foot after the mishap, since both the air safety cushions of her Tata Punch car opened up at the time of impact.
The local villagers helped the distressed driver come out of the vehicle which was positioned precariously in this situation.
She told the bystanders that a tempo had hit her from behind and so she lost control and went off the road. The accident site is close to the Hiranadani Fortune City housing complex near the highway.
However, no police case has been lodged so far in this matter.
The local villagers said that several accidents occur on this stretch especially at night time as the heavy vehicles drive at high speeds.

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