Pune: A 21-year-old girl died in a mishap which took place near Navale Bridge on Friday afternoon in the jurisdiction of Sinhagad police station area. The girl was hit by a cement carrying truck container.
The driver lost control over the truck due to failure of brakes and the vehicle rammed into a sweet mart where the girl got entangled under the front wheels of the truck.
The deceased was identified as Swati Borke, a native of Wardha who was working in an IT company located near Navale Bridge. The driver went absconding after the mishap at the premises of Vishwa Arcade Complex.
Borke had come to the sweet mart along with her office colleagues to have lunch and was entangled under the front wheel of the truck after it rammed into the sweet shop.
The locals along with fire brigade and police officials tried to extract her but she succumbed to her injuries. Her body was taken out after removing the truck with the help of a crane.
Girish Sonawane, Police Sub Inspector, Swargate police station said, “The mishap occurred around 2.30 in the afternoon. The truck belonging to Lunkad transport came down from the Navale Bridge and banged into the sweet mart. The driver lost control over the truck due to the failure of brakes and hit the building at high velocity. The girl who was standing at the sweet mart came under the truck.”
The brother of the deceased, who also lives in the city, was informed by the police after the mishap. The police have registered a case against the unknown truck driver under section 304 A (Causing death by negligence) and have started a probe into the matter.