Hyderabad, July 11 (IANS) 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 high speed and 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.
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.