Hyderabad: For five youngsters from Madhapur, a long drive in the early hours of Sunday turned out to be their last one.
The youngsters, including a software engineer, were killed after the car they were travelling in was hit by a speeding truck near Wipro Junction at Gachibowli. The victims were identified as K Santosh (25), software engineer, and K Pavan Kumar (24), Ch Manohar (23), P Bharadwaj (20) and N Roshan (23), all private employees and residents of Maruti Men’s Hostel at Ayyappa Society in Madhapur.
According to police, the incident occurred around 3 am at the Wipro Junction when the youngsters who were reportedly on a long drive were proceeding in the car from Madhapur towards Gopanpally village.
“The car was being driven at a high speed and when they reached the junction, the driver jumped the signal and turned the car towards Gopanpally side,” police said.
A loaded truck, which was proceeding from Kokapet side towards IIIT, crashed into the car.
“Both the car and the truck were moving at high speed. The truck after hitting the car from the left side dragged it for a few metres on the road, police said.
While four persons died on the spot, Roshan died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital. The truck driver who escaped with minor injuries was shifted to a private hospital.
Gachibowli police booked a case of negligence causing death and injuries and are investigating.
Police said it was yet to be ascertained if the youngsters were drunk. The footage from the surveillance cameras at the Wipro Junction is being examined.
Officials said all the victims belong to Andhra Pradesh and their families back home were informed.
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