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Mumbai Woman Biker Crushed By Truck After Hitting a Pothole

Police said 36-year-old Jagruti Hogale was a resident of Bandra and was going on a road trip with other members of the Bikerni motorcycle club.

Vinaya Deshpande | CNN-News18

Updated:July 24, 2017, 12:42 PM IST

Mumbai: A woman was crushed to death by truck in Mumbai’s Jawhar area when she fell off her bike after hitting a pothole.

Police said 36-year-old Jagruti Hogale was a resident of Bandra and was going on a road trip with other members of the Bikerni motorcycle club.

This is the fourth death this year on the Dahanu-Jawhar Road.

Meanwhile, following CNN-News18's extensive reportage on potholes in Mumbai, the opposition Congress is going to raise the matter in the Maharashtra Assembly.

This incident comes just a day after two people were injured in Parel when a tree fell on a passenger taxi they were travelling in.

Manohar Kuchrakar(75) and Vidyavasani Mishra (52), were travelling in a taxi when the tree fell on the vehicle in Boiwada area.

On Saturday, 58-eight-year-old Kanchan Nath, a former Doordarshan anchor, died after a coconut tree fell on her. She was out on a morning walk when the tragedy befell her in Mumbai’s Chembur.

Footage from a nearby CCTV camera showed passersby rushing to her aid and trying to remove the mammoth tree off Nath. She was taken to the hospital and succumbed to her injuries the next day.

CNN-News18 has learnt that nearby residents had complained to the BMC in February that the tree’s branches were falling onto the road, posing a hazard to pedestrians and motorists. CNN-News18 has a copy of the complaint.

The incident is likely to result in more flak for the Shiv Sena-led BMC. The civic body is already under fire shooting off a notice to radio jockey Malishka Mendonsa after her parody video mocked the corporation for the city’s potholed roads.

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| Edited by: Ananya Chakraborty
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