A video of a car skidding off a flyover and crashing down on the road below has gone viral on the internet.
The freak accident killed one and injured six. A woman, who was waiting for an autorickshaw with her daughter on the road, was killed in the accident.
The accident took place in the South Indian city of Hyderabad at noon, when the driver of the speeding red Volkswagen lost control and skid off the newly-opened Biodiversity flyover.
Many bystanders rushed to safety as the car came crashing down. A tree was uprooted and two cars parked by the road near a showroom were also damaged in the crash.
#WATCH A car after losing control falls from flyover located at Biodiversity Junction, Raidurgam in Hyderabad; one pedestrian has lost her life in the incident, car driver and 2 others receive injuries; Case registered pic.twitter.com/Tjl8yPaC8g
— ANI (@ANI) November 23, 2019
There were three people in the car; the driver is critically injured. The car’s airbags opened on impact helping save the life of the driver.
The car was being driven at a speed of 104 kmph way above the permissible limit of 40 kmph, police said in a press statement.
The 990-metres long flyover is in the bustling IT area of the city and was inaugurated on November 4 by IT minister KT Rama Rao. Within a week of opening, two people were killed on the flyover when their bikes were hit by a speeding car.
Soon after the crash, many on social media started complaining about the design of the flyover. There are reportedly a number of bends and curves on the flyover.