Hyderabad: An early morning accident at Yadgarpally on the Outer Ring Road on Monday claimed the lives of three persons, including that of K Shankaramma, the wife of Hyderabad Cybercrime ACP KVM Prasad.
According to the police, Shankaramma, 48, a government school teacher, her nephew K Balakrishna Murthy, 48, and his wife K Renuka, 42, were killed after the car they were travelling in crashed into the road median around 5 am. Murthy’s son, K Bhaskar, 21, a student, was injured in the accident and is under treatment.
The family, residents of Moosapet and Medchal, were returning to the city after attending the wedding of a relative at Cheerala in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh in a car driven by Balakrishna. When they reached near Yadgarpally DRDO area, just after crossing the Keesara exit point, Balakrishna, who was driving towards Kandlakoya village along the ORR, lost control of the car when a truck that was moving in front of them suddenly changed lanes, the police said.
“He was driving quite fast and when the truck abruptly changed lanes, Balakrishna swerved and lost control of the steering, with the car going on to hit the central road median on the ORR,” J Narender Goud, Inspector (Keesara) said.
Both men were seated in the front and the women were in the back seat. Due to the impact, the front part of the car was heavily damaged. Both women suffered grievous injuries and died on the spot, while Balakrishna died in hospital while undergoing treatment. The passersby called in an ambulance that shifted the injured to a private hospital in Kompally. The Keesara police, on being alerted by other motorists, reached the spot and retrieved the bodies from the badly mangled vehicle before shifting them to hospital for autopsy.
Based on a complaint from Prasad, the police have booked a case and took up investigation. The truck driver was detained.
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Meanwhile, a motorist died on the spot after he was hit by a speeding TSRTC bus near the Sangeet Junction in Secunderabad on Monday.
The victim, Srinivas (35), a vegetable vendor, was proceeding towards the ISKON temple, when the bus, driven quite fast by driver Ch Mahesh, hit the bike. Srinivas lost control and fell on the road and the bus ran over him, killing him on the spot.
The Gopalpuram police booked a case for negligence causing death against the bus driver and took him into custody.