COLLISION COURSE: Two of the Maruti’s (L) three occupants will require surgeries
The accused, Jagbir Jagjit Parmar, claims the accident took place as he lost control of the car after it skidded on the sea link. The Estilo’s three occupants— Sham Narayan Ardekar (36), Soni Prem Singh (26) and Nandkumar Dalvi (48)—were admitted to Nanavati Hospital in critical condition.
Parmar was not driving drunk and did not try to flee, said the police. The Worli police registered an accident and grevious hurt case and seized Parmar’s Mercedes. The collegian was later released on bail.
The accident took place around 12.30am on Sunday, said the police. “Parmar said that it had rained and he had put on the wiper to clean the windscreen when suddenly his car skidded,” said an officer.
“He told us that he tried to move the car to the right to keep it in one lane but it rammed into the other car from behind.” The Estilo was damaged in the accident. The front and rear portion of the Mercedes, too, was damaged. Parmar and his friend Sahil Shaikh, who were going towards Bandra, escaped unhurt.
When TOI contacted Parmar, he claimed to be busy and said he would call back. But he did not respond to calls later. While Parmar had given his residential address as Almas Apartment, Jacob Circle, a parking pass of Belvedere Court in Mahalaxmi and an entry pass of the National Sports Club of India, Worli, were pasted on his car’s windscreen.
Parmar has been booked under IPC sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 280 (rash navigation of vessel), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of Rs 50).
Dr Ashok Hatolkar, medical superintendent, Nanavati Hospital, said Singh and Dalvi have sustained serious injuries and will require surgeries.
The Times of India, September 2, 2013