Hyderabad: A woman and her five-year-old nephew died while her brother was injured when a car driven in a rash and negligent manner hit their scooter in Alwal here in the wee hours of Friday.
The victims are Priyadarshini Wood, 28, a nurse at a private hospital and Ayaan Wood. The injured is Sunil Raj Wood, working in private company. All were residents of BHEL Enclave near Loyola College in Alwal.
According to the Alwal police, Ayaan was ill for the last one week and was being treated. On Thursday around 11.45 pm, they were taking Ayaan to Russh Super Specialty Hospital in Suchitra when the mishap occurred. While Sunil Raj was driving, Priyadarshini and Ayaan were riding pillion.
“When they reached near Loyola College, a car driven rashly which was coming in the same direction hit their scooter. They fell on the road. While the woman and the child died on the spot, Sunil Raj escaped with injuries,” police said.
The Alwal police has booked a case for negligence causing death and injuries and are investigating the matter. The car driver Raghavender was arrested and the car was seized. There were about six persons in the car at the time of the mishap.
“The driver said he failed to notice them due to poor visibility on the road due to the rain. He was not under the influence of alcohol,” officials said.
The bodies were shifted to Gandhi Hospital morgue and were later handed over to the family after autopsy on Friday afternoon.