A truck loaded with onions fell down from Valvan bridge near Lonavla on Pune-Mumbai Expressway during the wee hours on Thursday. The truck fell at least 30 feet down and landed on the old Mumbai-Pune Highway. “The truck driver lost control over the wheels and banged onto the divider after which the truck took the plunge and fell down on the old highway,” said, police.
The critically injured truck driver was left unattended after the incident as local residents, including other vehicle drivers, were busy collecting the onion sacks. The injured driver was later taken to a private hospital at Somatane Phata where he is currently undergoing treatment for critical injuries. The truck was on the way to Mumbai from Pune when the accident took place around 6 am on Thursday.