Two three-and-a-half-year-old twin sisters were killed and their parents injured after their bike was hit by a fuel tanker in Pune, India. The driver of the tanker has been arrested for negligent driving.
Two three-and-a-half-year-old twin sisters tragically lost their lives while their parents sustained injuries in a devastating accident on Monday afternoon. The incident occurred at Vishrantwadi Chowk when the bike they were riding was struck by a fuel tanker. The driver of the tanker has been arrested by the police for negligent driving.
The accident took place around 4:30 pm, according to the authorities. The young girls, identified as Sakshi and Shraddha, sadly passed away at the scene. Their mother, Kiran Jha, aged 38, suffered critical injuries, while their father, Satish Kumar Harinarayan Jha, aged 40, sustained minor injuries.
Senior Inspector Shailesh Sankhe, who is in charge of the Yerawada traffic division, provided more details about the incident. He stated, “The accident occurred shortly after the signal turned green for vehicles traveling from the Airport towards Bhosari. The fuel tanker collided with the bike from the side. It is suspected that the two girls died instantly. Their parents were immediately rushed to Sassoon General Hospital for medical treatment.”
Preliminary investigations suggest that the tanker driver, identified as Pramod Kumar Yadav, was responsible for the accident due to negligent driving. The police have launched a formal probe into the incident, and Yadav has been placed under arrest. Furthermore, his vehicle has been confiscated as part of the investigation.
This tragic accident serves as a somber reminder of the importance of road safety and responsible driving. It highlights the devastating consequences that can result from negligence behind the wheel. The loss of two innocent lives and the injuries sustained by their parents are a heartbreaking reminder of the need for heightened awareness and adherence to traffic regulations.
The authorities will continue their investigation to determine the exact cause of the accident and ensure that justice is served. In the meantime, our thoughts and prayers go out to the grieving family, hoping for their swift recovery and strength during this incredibly difficult time..