Woman dies after her hair gets trapped in a go-kart wheel she was driving

A 21-year-old died after her hair got caught in the wheel of a go-kart she was driving, police in the city of Meerpet, Telangana state, India.

The accident took place in the Gurram Guda area of Meerpet, while the victim was out with her family, Mahender Reddy, Police Inspector at Meerpet Station said.

Reddy said the woman’s helmet came off while she was in the go-kart, and her hair became tangled in the wheel shaft, which connected the tyres and the engine, located behind the seat.

The woman hit her head against the vehicle, sustaining a severe head injury, Reddy added.

She was taken to a nearby hospital and moved to a private hospital on Thursday, where she died from her injuries.

The management of the go-karting track has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by negligence. The track has also been closed as its operating license had expired.