The Indo-Asian News Service quoted Mr Thackeray's aide who said that the Shiv Sena leader was driving in Mumbai's Kalanagar area when a Maruti Suzuki car jumped a signal and hit his BMW. According to the news agency, the Shiv Sena leader was visibly shaken and got off unhurt.
"Tweeps, thank you for your concern and calls. I met with an accident being hit by a speeding car that jumped a signal at Kalanagar junction," Mr Thackeray posted on microblogging site Twitter.
The Maruti driver also took responsibility for the accident and a complaint was subsequently filed against him at the Kalanagar police station, IANS said, quoting eyewitnesses and police officials.
Tweeps, thank you for your concern and calls. I met with an accident being hit by a speeding car that jumped a signal at Kalanagar junction- Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) January 15, 2017
Everyone is safe and sound. The car that jumped the signal is fine too. Thank you for the prayers and good wishes that keep us safe.- Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) January 15, 2017
Aaditya Thackeray is the 26-year-old son of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray and the chief of the party's youth wing.
(with inputs from IANS and PTI)
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