Twenty people including drivers of two Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation ( MSRTC) buses were injured after the collision between the two vehicles travelling in opposite directions on the Jawhar- Silvassa road on Monday morning.
The incident took place at around 7:00 am in the ghat area of Jawhar-Silvassa road, each bus carrying 40 passengers.
One of the buses was travelling from Silvassa to Nashik, the other was going from Jalgaon to Silvassa.
The police officials said, as the ghat area has a few sharp turns, the bus driver of the bus which was moving from Jalgaon to Silvassa failed to navigate properly at one of the blind turns and bumped into another bus coming from the other direction.
“The windshields and the front portion of both the buses were damaged due to the impact of the collision. The driver of the bus travelling from Jalgaon to Silvassa is severely injured and along with the other injured passengers he has been hospitalised at the government hospital in Jawhar” said a police officer from Jawhar police station.
The police officer added, “we are waiting for the drivers of the buses to record their statements to find out the exact cause of the incident.”
After the crash, locals of the area rushed to help those injured and informed the police.