Warangal Commissioner of Police Vishwanath Ravinder had a close shave after his vehicle was involved in an accident when a speeding truck rammed into it at the Toopran Toll Gate on the outskirts of Hyderabad, in the early hours of Friday. One person died in the incident and a few have sustained injuries. A toll booth employee was also rushed to hospital.
Speaking to TNM, Sub Inspector Venkatesh from Toopran Police Station said that the accident took place between 1.30 am and 2 am on Friday morning. The second car was also travelling with the Warangal Commissioner.
“Two vehicles were waiting at the toll gate when the speeding truck rammed into them. Such was the impact that the truck crashed into two vehicles and also damaged the toll booth. The Commissioner was riding in the front passenger seat of the car. Another woman, who was sitting in the back seat, succumbed to her injuries. One of the employees of the toll booth also suffered serious injuries and is undergoing treatment," said SI Venkatesh.
“The driver of the truck fled the accident spot and we have begun the search for him. We are also looking at the CCTV footage. We hope to nab the accused soon,” the police officer added.
A case has been registered under Section 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 304A (causing death by negligence).
The police are yet to ascertain the reason behind the accident. Further details are awaited.
Vishwanath Ravinder had taken charge as the Commissioner of Police, Warangal, at the Police Commissionerate in Hanamkonda, from outgoing chief G Sudheer Babu, in March this year.
He had earlier served as the Joint Commissioner of the Hyderabad Traffic Police. The Commissioner is reported to have escaped unhurt, with only minor injuries.