Close shave for autorickshaw driver as tree falls on three vehicles in Pune

Pune: An autorickshaw driver fell on his three-wheeler and a parked car and two-wheeler on Monday at Kedkar Vasti Lane on Magarpatta Road.

Pune: An autorickshaw driver on Kedkar Vasti Lane on Magarpatta Road on Monday escaped shortly after his tricycle and a parked car and two-wheeler fell on the road. No casualties were reported in the incident around 11.30 am.

“When the autorickshaw driver started his vehicle, parked behind my car, the trunk of the tree damaged my car, and the connecting branches fell off the tricycle and two-wheeler parked in the distance. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has also built a sit-out near a fallen tree for residents. Prashant Kadam, owner of the car, said.

“Traffic resumed an hour later and the lane was cleared in two and a half hours. Firefighting officer Dattatre Vaughn said the car was crushed by heavy wood, damaging autorickshaws and two-wheelers, and the alert team reached the spot in 20 minutes and needed to evacuate six members. Lane for vehicular traffic.

Kadam said, “I always park my vehicle and never thought the old tree would fall. Fortunately, no one was sitting in the car at the time of the accident and I could get insurance.

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