In yet another road accident caused by overspeeding in Hyderabad, a youth died and two others critically injured when a car in which they were travelling overturned after hitting the road divider on Tuesday.
According to police, the accident occurred on the busy Road Number 3 in upmarket Banjara Hills when the car was proceeding towards Jubliee Hills from Panjagutta.
The car was being driven at a high speed in a rash manner as it hit the divider at a curve and overturned, a police officer said. A crane was deployed to break the door to pull out the youth.
The deceased and the injured were said to be students of an engineering college. Police were investigating if the youth driving the car was drunk.
â€śFasahath, who was driving the car, suffered a grievous head injury when his head hit the car door and roof multiple times during the crash. He died inside the car before getting any medical help. Javid, who was sitting next to him in the front seat, fractured his hand. He was moved to a private hospital in Barkatpura. Waiz, who was in the rear seat, got minor injuries, maybe because he was wearing a seat belt,â€ť a police officer told Deccan Chronicle.
Additionally, officials had already been notified about the potential danger of the curve.
â€śWith the data from previous accidents, we have to reduce the gradient of the slope and straighten the curve. We have already moved a proposal to acquire a property there in order to do that,â€ť Venkat Reddy, a senior official with the GHMCâ€™s Traffic and Transportation wing, told The Hindu.
In a similar accident on the same road last year, three members of a family including a 10-year-old girl Ramya were killed and two others were injured. A car being driven by an engineering student under the influence of alcohol had rammed into the divider, flung into the air and fell on another car in which Ramya and her family members were travelling.
In another case of overspeed, P. Nishit, son of Andhra Pradesh's Municipal Administration Minister P. Narayana, and his friend were killed in Jubliee Hills in May this year when a Mercedes Benz, being driven by Nishit, rammed into a pillar of Hyderabad Metro.
Watch a video of the latest incident below.
Speed thrills but kills, https://t.co/FxbPAUUHwe student died whn his speeding car rammed divider, turned turtle in #BanjaraHills #Hyderabad pic.twitter.com/vLSC5GtgvWâ€” kavitha Rao (@iamKavithaRao) July 11, 2017