On Saturday evening, Srinivas was driving along the ‘Karakatta road’ in the Amaravati capital region, when the car swerved off the bund road and fell into the adjacent canal. While his wife and 3-year-old son were rescued by local residents, Srinivas, a doctor working with the Andhra Hospital in Vijayawada, lost his life.
The accident occurred near Thotlavalluru mandal around 4 pm on Saturday. Thotlavalluru police said that the car veered towards the canal as the patch of road on which Srinivas was driving was in a bad condition. The family was travelling to their hometown of Avanigadda from Vijayawada
This is not the first time that such an incident has occurred on the Karakatta road. With increased traffic in the region since the capital area was announced, the road has become accident prone owing to its narrow width and lack of retaining walls on either side of the road, the Thotlavalluru police said.
Note: The article was edited as information about a different road by the same name was mistakenly added.