On Camera, Speeding Car Skids Off Hyderabad Flyover, Crashes, Kills 1

On Camera, Speeding Car Skids Off Hyderabad Flyover, Crashes, Kills 1

There were three people in the car; the driver is critically injured. The car’s airbags opened on impact helping save the life of the driver, identified as Milan.

A major accident took place in Hyderabad’s Gachibowli area on Saturday after a speeding car travelling on the newly-opened Biodiversity flyover lost control and fell off the bridge, damaging two cars underneath the flyover. A woman was killed, while six others were injured in the incident.

The Biodiversity junction is an arterial road in the city’s IT sector and several lakh vehicles pass through it everyday. The incident took place at 1.19 pm. Soon after the accident, many took to social media to complain about the design of the flyover, with its steep ascent and sharp curve, along with a lack of signages.

According to police, the driver of the red Volkswagen GTI was speeding and lost control as the flyover has a steep turn. The driver, who has been identified as Milan, has survived the crash after air bags were deployed on impact. The victim has been identified as Satyaveni, who was with her daughter at the time of the accident. Her daughter, however, escaped with minor injuries.

Speaking to TNM, Madhapur DCP, A Venkateswara Rao said, “The car was traveling at a high speed, and it lost control. As a result it went and hit the flyover’s railing and fell off the flyover. A woman who was waiting under the flyover for a bus was crushed by the car.” He also added, “In the accident a couple of new cars which were parked outside Nisan showroom were also damaged.”

A statement put out by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad states that the car was speeding, traveling at 104kmph. “On preliminary investigation, it is found out that the accident was due to the OVERSPEEDING car at 104 kmph instead of prescribed 40 kmph on the flyover,” reads the statement.

CCTV visuals from the flyover shows the car traveling at high speed crashing into the wall of the flyover, before it falls over and lands on the road below.

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