An FIR has been lodged against actor-writer Shabana Azmi’s driver, Kamath, after her car met with an accident on Mumbai-Pune expressway, confirmed a police officer.
An FIR read that the reason for the accident was rash driving. The truck driver whose truck was hit by the car had filed an FIR.
“She’s stable now and under observation”, said Dr. Santosh Shetty, Executive Director and CEO of Ambani hospital, where Azmi is admitted for treatment.
Azmi met with an accident when her car rear ended into a truck. Azmi’s driver tried to overtake another vehicle and the car crashed into the moving truck from the rear.
Within 15 minutes of the accident, the police team reached the spot, but first responders had already taken Azmi to MGM Hospital in Kamothe. Azmi, who was sitting in the passenger seat behind her driver sustained injuries to her face. She was later declared out of danger and shifted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri.
Both the truck driver and Kamath were at the site when the police arrived. The police said on Saturday that they are in the process of registering a case under sections 279 (rash and negligent driving) and 337 (causing hurt by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Azmi’s driver.