A drunk driver rammed into three women on a scooter riding without helmet, killing one of them, in Hyderabad. The accused was identified as Vishnu Vardhan, owner of Bright Spots Play School in Himayatnagar.
The accident took place at Jubilee Hills road no.10 in the wee hours of Sunday. Police have taken the accused into custody. The breath analyser test revealed that the accused consumed 200mg of alcohol, reported Deccan Chronicle.
The victims were identified as D Masthani, Priya and Anusha Reddy. While Masthani died on the spot, Priya suffered serious injuries to her head and has been declared brain dead. Anusha suffered fractures in both her legs, and is undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals.
All the victims were identified as natives of Tadepalligudem in Andhra Pradesh, reported The New Indian Express.
The trio were on their way to Masthaniās place in Srinagar Colony when the accident occurred.
According to Times of India, the accused lost control over the vehicle and knocked down the scooter from behind.
The accused, who was travelling from Kondapur knocked down the scooter around 1.15 am and tried to flee from the spot, only to cause another accident when he hit a road divider, a kilometer away from the first accident spot.
Due to the impact of the crash, the hatchback lost control and Vishuvardhan lost his consciousness. However, he escaped unhurt.
A case has been registered against Vishnuvardhan under Sections 304-A, 337 of IPC and 185 Motor Vehicles Act.
In a similar drunk driving accident, in 2016, a 10-year-old girl and three of her family members were killed by an engineering student.
The minor under the influence of alcohol hit the flyover divider, toppling the car, which then hit the vehicle in which 10-year-old Ramya was travelling with her mother, uncle and grandfather. All of them died after suffering critical injuries.