A recent harrowing incident on the Mumbai-Pune highway has brought attention to the urgent need for road safety, with a Mumbai man and his daughter narrowly escaping a fatal collision in an Uber. Dhaval Kulkarni took to ‘X’ to share the traumatic experience, emphasizing the crucial role of responsible driving and prompt action for ensuring the well-being of passengers.
In his detailed account, Kulkarni described the alarming signs of fatigue and risky driving behavior exhibited by the Uber driver during the journey. The collision with a truck, despite Kulkarni’s warnings, resulted in the activation of airbags and significant damage to the vehicle. The aftermath exposed a lack of immediate assistance, with the truck driver fleeing the scene and difficulties in securing another Uber.
My 11-year-old daughter and I had a near death experience on the Mumbai- Pune express highway on November 19 (Sunday).
— Dhaval Kulkarni (धवल कुलकर्णी) 🇮🇳 (@dhavalkulkarni) November 22, 2023
Kulkarni praised the timely support from the police, led by SP Tanaji Chikhale, and highlighted the need for addressing issues such as lane-cutting, overspeeding, and improper use of lanes by heavy vehicles. He also criticized Uber for unresponsiveness during the incident and stressed the importance of ensuring adequate rest for those engaged in intercity travel.
The post has gained widespread attention, sparking urgent calls for road safety measures and responsible practices within the ride-sharing industry. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the potential dangers on the road and the collective responsibility to prioritize passenger safety.