Police analysed CCTV footage of the accident and studied the distance between the two Metro pillars to estimate the speed of the Mercedes Benz.

Andhra ministers sons accident Nishith was driving his car at 146 kmph say police
news News Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 08:10

Almost two weeks after the death of AP minister’s son Nishit Narayana, Hyderabad traffic police have found that the Mercedes Benz he was in, was travelling at 146 kmph when it crashed into a Metro pillar at Jubilee Hills.

On the morning of May 10, Andhra Pradesh Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) Minister P Narayana's son, Nishit Narayana, and his friend Kamani Raja Ravichandra died after their car crashed into a pillar of the Hyderabad Metro Rail.

According to reports, traffic police analysed the CCTV footage of the accident and studied the distance between the two Metro pillars to estimate the speed of the Mercedes Benz.

“We found out the speed of the vehicle by calculating the distance between the two pillars and how much time it took to reach from one to another. The distance was 75 feet and it took only 0.56 seconds for the vehicle to cover that distance. From this we concluded the SUV must have been moving at 146 km/hr,” a senior official of Hyderabad traffic police told Deccan Chronicle.

On the day of the accident, Nishith had attended a meeting at the Narayana Central Office in Melange Towers in Madhapur.  

The meeting, reportedly started on Tuesday evening and ended by 1.30am, after which Nishit, along with his friend, left for his Jubilee Hills house.

According to Times of India, the needle of the SUV's speedometer remained stuck at 205 kmph after the accident.

However, experts have claimed that it was not possible to travel at such a high speed on Road Number 36.

Earlier, it was also reported that three challans were pending against the car driven by Nishit, on the charge of over-speeding, twice at Himayath Sagar and once at Nehru Outer Ring Road of Hyderabad.

The car had reportedly clocked 154 kilometers per hour (kmph) in one of the violations.

According to DC, the vehicle was registered in the name of Nspira Management Services Pvt Ltd. and a total of Rs 4,305 was pending against the vehicle.

Also read: CCTV video of AP Minister’s son’s accident shows dangers of high speeds even in 'safest' cars

 

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