A 14-month-old infant died in Hyderabad on Sunday, while three other members of his family suffered injuries, after a speeding SUV being driven by a 16-year-old rammed into an auto rickshaw carrying them near Bowenpally. The driver of the auto was also injured.
The Bowenpally police said that Sandhya Rani, who was living in KPHB Colony, was on her way to Yapral with her twin sons; Madhav and Mahadev and her mother, Nagamani, when the accident took place. The impact of the accident was such that the SUV reportedly went on to ram a few two-wheelers after hitting the auto rickshaw.
â€śThe boy drove his vehicle in a rash and negligent manner and rammed the auto rickshaw near Dairy Farm crossroads. All the five persons, including the infants, sustained injuries in the incident. A few two-wheeler riders who were passing by too got injured and their vehicles got damaged,â€ť Bowenpally Station House P Chandra Shekar was quoted as saying.
All five of the injured were shifted to a nearby hospital with the help of passersby, but Madhav succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment.
â€śOn inquiry, it was found that the car was driven by a minor, a resident of Alwal. A case has been registered against him, and also the owner of the car, who had let the minor to drive it,â€ť the police inspector added.
Earlier this month, three persons were killed and two others were injured after a speeding SUV overturned and rammed a car coming from the opposite direction near Shamirpet on the outskirts of Hyderabad. The accident was caught on camera.
According to the police, the SUV coming to Hyderabad from Karimnagar overturned and hit the divider as the driver lost control. Three persons, including a woman, in the car were killed on the spot.
In June this year, the police said that more than 2,000 minors had been booked in Hyderabad in the first six months, for driving vehicles without a licence. The police said that the parents of the minors were being booked and 1,932 chargesheets had also been filed.