1 die, 6 hurt as car crashes down from Gachibowli flyover

Hyderabad: One woman passerby was killed and about six others were grievously injured when a car fell off the Biodiversity Park over bridge in Gachibowli on Saturday afternoon.

The police shifted the injured to a nearby private hospital. This is the second major accident to take place on the flyover since it was inaugurated on November 4 by Municipal Minister KT Rama Rao.

On November 10, a software employee from Cognizant, who was reportedly in an inebriated condition, killed two people and injured four persons after he rammed his car into two vehicles before knocking down two persons who were taking selfies after stopping their bike on the flyover.

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A red Volkswagen GTI moving at about 100 km/ph rammed the divider and flew down the road. On ricochet, the car hit three people at the auto stand killing a woman and injuring two other persons. The prescribed speed limit over the flyover is 40 km/ph. The Biodiversity Park flyover is Uni-directional from Raidurgam towards Hitech City.

CCTV footage of the accident shows a car flying off the newly-opened Biodiversity Park flyover and slamming into the road beneath the bridge around 1-00 pm on Saturday. Another video shows the car slamming into two parked cars and a tree. In another video footage from the flyover, the car can be seen travelling at high speed down the flyover before crashing into the barrier and tumbling over the edge.

Police said that crashing vehicle crushed a woman who was waiting for an auto-rickshaw, killing her on the spot. The deceased has been identified as Satyaveni. She was accompanied by her daughter who miraculously escaped the accident. Biodiversity Park junction is an arterial road in the city’s IT sector and thousands of vehicles use it daily. The flyover has been temporarily shut down as a result of the accident.

According to police, the driver, identified as Milan, survived the crash due to airbags in the car. Reports said that the 990-metre long flyover begins at Divya Sree Orion SEZ and ends after the Biodiversity Junction. It is part of the state government’s Strategic Road Development Programme (SRDP) and was constructed at a cost of Rs 69.47 crore.

By Mohammed Hussain

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