Pedestrian killed in road mishap on Pune-Satara bypass road

Police said Kavita Reuji Phadtare (36), a resident of Warje Malwadi, was crossing the road near Hotel Marathe Shahi in Jambhulwadi around 2.30 pm when a speeding container knocked her down.

A speeding container knocked down a pedestrian on the Pune-Satara bypass road in Jambhulwadi area on Sunday afternoon. The pedestrian, Kavita Reuji Phadtare (36), a resident of Warje Malwadi, died in the mishap.

Police said Phadtare was crossing the road near Hotel Marathe Shahi in Jambhulwadi around 2.30 pm when a speeding container knocked her down.

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She was rushed to a hospital, but was pronounced dead. Police have lodged an offence of negligent driving against the container driver, who fled from the spot along with the vehicle after the mishap.

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