In an unfortunate accident on Tuesday, a 40-year-old traffic police constable was killed by a speeding dumper on the Western Express Highway in Jogeshwari. After hitting the victim, the accused diver fled from the spot, said police.
The incident took place on Tuesday afternoon when the constable Pandurang Maruti Sakpal tried to stop the dumper, however it knocked him down near Hub Mall.
After the accident Skapal was taken to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. The deceased was a resident of Kandivali area of Mumbai, and had been attached to Dindoshi traffic division for the last two years.
Somnath Gharge, deputy commissioner of police (DCP) traffic suburbs said on the incident, ” The dumper driver fled the scene after hitting Sakpal, and we are in the process of registering an FIR against him at Vanrai Police station.”