accident on samriddhi expressway
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So far 88 people have lost their lives on the Samruddhi Expressway in Maharashtra built in December last year. This also includes the death toll of 25 passengers in a private bus that caught fire after it hit a divider on Saturday. Officials said that this expressway was partially opened in December last year.
reason behind the accident
An official of the Maharashtra Highway Police explained the reason behind the accidents. He said that one of the reasons for accidents happening on this six-lane wide expressway is road hypnosis. Road hypnosis is a mental state in which a driver is hypnotized by the monotony of the road and drives for long distances without being affected by external events. If understood in simple language, then road hypnosis means losing attention by seeing a good road.
616 accidents have happened
Citing statistics, the official said that since December last year, a total of 39 fatal accidents have taken place on the Nagpur-Mumbai Expressway. Apart from this, there have been 616 minor accidents on this expressway, in which 656 people suffered serious or minor injuries. At the same time, he said that most of the accidents happened due to reasons like driving at high speed, the driver dozing off while driving and tire burst.