Three, including a father-son duo, die in accidents mumbai news
Three people were killed and three others were injured in two accidents that occurred on Sunday evening and in the early hours of Monday.
According to police, around 9.45 pm, Sohail Attar Shaikh, 39, a resident of Mithwala Chawl, Hindmata, East Dadar, was returning home with his family on two-wheelers.
“He took the northern lane of Lalbaug Bridge. An officer from Kalachuki police station said that the accident occurred when Muhammad Hamza Imtiaz Sheikh, 23, lost control of his Mitsubishi Lancer car while heading towards south Mumbai.
The officer said the car turned turtle, flipped several times, and eventually crossed the road barrier and collided with Sheikh’s bike. Sheikh and his 12-year-old son Muhammad Ali were crushed under the car while his four-year-old daughter Fatima and his wife Asman (35) were ejected from the car.
“Immediately, locals called the police control room. Our patrol cars took the injured to KEM Hospital where Sheikh and his son were declared dead before they were admitted. Asman was being treated for injuries to her head and waist while Fatima sustained injuries to her jaw,” the police officer said.
Police said Mohammad Hamza, a resident of Arab Gali on Grant Road, deals in used vehicles and was returning from Thane after receiving the car.
“We took his blood samples to check whether he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” the police officer said. A case has been registered against Hamza under Section 304A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code.
Sohail’s friend and colleague Firdous Lala said he was the vice president of the Young Artists Association and was sitting in their office in Jogeshwari.
“Sohail was like my younger brother. He used to introduce young artistes for various Bollywood and TV serials. He was a natural leader. He helped resolve the dispute our office was in and got it back. He even provided food rations to young artistes during the pandemic. He would make sure… “People get work, and no one from the industry remains unemployed.”
The second accident occurred on the Sion Bridge when Mafuz Taimoor Sheikh, 22, and his friend Chetan Kamble, 19, collided with their bikes with a Mahindra Bolero mini-truck. Both were residents of Wagale Estate in Thane.
“Mufuz was driving a Bajaj Pulsar and Kamble was on the back seat. Around 2.45 am, Mufuz was heading towards south Mumbai on the southbound lane while the pick-up beat was heading towards Thane on the northbound lane. An officer from Sion police station said: ‘The bike sped. Two-wheeled to the front of the beat at high speed.”
The impact was so large that the hood of the small car was completely damaged. “Mifuz came under the wheel while the rear passenger was thrown onto the windshield of the car. He was pulled out by the driver who also sustained injuries on his hand,” the police officer said, adding that the duo on the bike had a fun ride.
Mufuz died on the spot while Campbell was rushed to Sion Hospital.
The police have registered a case against the truck driver under Section 304A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code.
“The truck was carrying vegetables from Vapi in Gujarat. The driver was heading towards Thane after unloading vegetables at Byculla market,” the officer added.
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