Man, teen son killed in road mishap
A 50-year-old man and his 13-year-old son died after a speeding trailer rammed into the Scorpio they were travelling in on Tuesday night. The accident took place on JNPT Road. The impact of the collision was such that the victims-Shiv Shyam Mishra and his son Arjun-died on the spot. The deceased used to reside at Kalachowki in central Mumbai and were on their way home from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
Navi Mumbai traffic police said that the accident occurred on the JNPT Road, near the `Y' junction at around 8.45 pm. The victims, Shiv Shyam Mishra and his teenaged son, Arjun Mishra, were killed on the spot due to the high impact between their and the trailer.
"The driver of the trailer abandoned his vehicle and fled the spot soon after the accident," said assistant inspector Vikram Jagtap of the Nhava Sheva police. "We are making inquiries and will arrest him soon.'' Both the deceased were residents of Kala Chowky in central Mumbai, and were returning home from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust. Mishra was a prominent building materials contractor.
Assistant inspector (traffic) P Satere told TOI, "Prima facie, it appears that the trailer driver's callousness led to the tragic accident. He was speeding and failed to stop his vehicle in time."The father-son duo were taken to Uran government hospital, but were declared dead on arrival.