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Speeding Car Falls off Hyderabad Flyover After Driver Loses Control, Pedestrian Crushed to Death

CCTV images show the car falling on the road and then crashing into a tree.

CCTV images show the car falling on the road and then crashing into a tree.

Such was the impact of the collision that a tree was uprooted and the car dragged on for several yards, damaging few vehicles parked by the roadside.

Hyderabad: A woman was killed and four injured when a car fell off a flyover in Hyderabad's newly-built Bio Diversity Park flyover at Gachibowli on Saturday, said the police.

The accident occurred near Biodiversity Park intersection when the car lost control and hurled down from the recently-opened flyover, crushing a woman waiting on the footpath.

CCTV images show the car falling on the road and then crashing into a tree. A woman, who was waiting for an autorickshaw, was crushed under the vehicle. The car driver and another woman on the ground were also injured in the accident.

Such was the impact of the collision that a tree was uprooted and the car dragged on for several yards, damaging few vehicles parked by the roadside. The images show several people, who had a narrow escape, running in panic while some passersby stopping to help the injured.

The deceased was identified as Satyaveni, 40, who died on the spot. Greater Hyderabad Mayor Bonthu Rammohan announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh for her family.

The injured were admitted a nearby private hospital, where the car driver's condition is stated to be critical.

“I saw when the car fell from the flyover. It fell on the people on the road and hit another car. I thought it was part of a film shot, but then saw people shouting," said an eyewitness Rajeswari.

Cyberabad Police Commissioner V C Sajjanar told reporters at the accident site that the car was being driven at a speed of 99-104 km and the person driving the car lost control of the vehicle at the curve. He advised motorists not to drive the vehicles at a speed of more than 40 km.

“Overspeeding is cause for this accident. We will take adequate measures to prevent accidents," he said.

This was the second disaster on the flyover, which was inaugurated earlier this month, connecting the busy IT corridors of Gachibowli and Hitec City.

Two youth were killed when a car hit them on the same flyover on November 9. The youth, who had stopped to take selfies, fell of the bridge after the car being driven by a man in an inebriated condition hit them.

Road users complained that the sharp curve on the flyover is leading to accidents. The Police Commissioner said they would take necessary safety measures but appealed to people to drive cautiously and not to cross the speed limit.

(With inputs from agencies)

first published:November 24, 2019, 08:55 IST
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