Seven killed in Tavera-truck crash in Nagpur


Nagpur: Seven persons were killed and one other person was seriously injured after a speeding Chevrolet Tavera SUV rammed into a stationary truck at Mouza Umargaon near Vihirgaon in the Hudkeshwar police area late Friday night.

According to reports, a two-year-old girl, who too was traveling with her parents in the SUV, had a miraculous escape. All the deceased were the residents of Indora locality in Nagpur.

The deceased included Tavera driver Sagar Shende, a resident of Uppalwadi, Ashish Bhujade, Sneha Bhujade, both residents of Nazul Layout, Bezonbagh, Devidas Sadashiv Gedam, and Naresh Bajirao Dongre, both residents of Bezonbagh, Padmakar Bhalerao and Meghnad Patil. The kid named Daksh survived the mishap, according to reports.

According to police, the Chevrolet Tavera (MH-49/C4315) was coming to the city from Umred’s direction when the tragedy occurred late in the night. The SUV rammed into a stationary truck (MH-40/BG7757). Apart from the front portion, even the seats inside the SUV got mangled. Due to the impact, all the occupants were thrown within the SUV and sustained serious injuries.

On being informed, staff from Kuhi Police Station (Nagpur Rural) and Hudkeshwar Police Station rushed to the spot. Cops rushed the injured to GMCH. Police extricated the bodies of the deceased from the SUV and sent the same to the hospital for autopsy.

“The Tavera, which was at a high speed, rammed into the truck from behind killing seven persons,” said Noorul Hasan, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-IV).

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