Nagendra died on the spot, even though he was wearing a helmet.

Hyderabad techie with Tech Mahindra dies in freak bike accident on Vijayawada highwayImage for representation
news Accident Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 08:53

A Hyderabad-based software employee was killed in a freak road accident near Andhra's Nandigama town in Krishna district on Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as Nagendra Rao. He was riding a sports bike, while his friend was sitting behind him. They were travelling from Hyderabad to Vijayawada for a weekend trip, and had left the state capital late on Friday night.

The Times of India reported that the incident happened at around 1:00 am on Saturday when the duo were speeding and their engine got locked, which resulted in the bike skidding and the two persons falling down. 

However, before Nagendra could get up, a car crushed his head and fled the scene. Nagendra died on the spot, even though he was reported to be wearing a helmet.

The TOI report adds that preliminary investigation revealed that the engine was heated up and there wasn't sufficient engine oil present in the Pulsar 200 RS bike to make the 400-km trip.

30-year-old Nagendra Rao hailed from Tadepalligudem, and was working with Tech Mahindra in Hyderabad. HIs friend Vamshi Krishna who was travelling with him also reportedly worked for the same company, and suffered injuries when the bike fell.

Since the incident occurred in the early hours of the morning, it was locals who informed the police and other authorities.

Vamshi’s injuries were minor, and he remained at the spot until the police turned up.

The police visited the spot and cordoned off a section of the road for a short period of time, to collect evidence. They even noted down Vamshi’s statement.

The local media reported that a case was registered against the unidentified vehicle, under Section 304A (causing death due to negligence) and 337 (Causing hurt by act endangering life) of the IPC.