Hyderabad: Overspeeding without helmets while drunk proved fatal for two college dropouts after the rider lost control of his two-wheeler and rammed into a metro pillar in Nagole. While one of them died on the spot, the other boy died on Sunday while under treatment at NIMS hospital.
The deceased were identified as Gadhe Sanjay, 20, an ITI dropout from Saroornagar, and Jagadeep, 20, an intermediate dropout from Mansoorabad.
Sanjay and Jagadeep met around 11.45 pm on Saturday to ride the former’s new bike (TS 11 WTR 0807). They were riding towards Uppal from LN Nagar when Sanjay lost control of his speeding bike and rammed into the median of a metro pillar around 50 meters from Nagole metro station.
The youngsters were not wearing headgear and received severe bleeding injuries. Sanjay died on the spot, while Jagadeep became unconscious. He was rushed to Gandhi Hospital first and then to NIMS Hospital for better treatment, however, he succumbed to his injuries on Sunday while in treatment.
Uppal SI N. Jayaram, the the investigating officer on the case, said the accident was a result of overspeeding and drunk riding. “Neither of them was wearing a helmet, and the doctors found traces of alcohol in their blood,” the sub-inspector said.
He said that Sanjay’s father Durgaiah had passed away sometime ago and since then, he had been living in Saroornagar with his mother. He had apparently been throwing tantrums at his mother for buying him a bike to which, his mother eventually gave in and bought him a bike just three days before the accident took place.
When asked about the condition of the road where the accident took place, the sub-inspector explained that the road had been laid only recently.
City-based road safety expert Vinod Kumar Kanumala said, “There are certain areas where metro pillars have been erected in the wrong places, thereby making such areas accident prone. This accident isn’t the first of its kind. However, we shall study the condition of the road where the accident took place before arriving at a conclusion regarding the cause of the mishap.”
The bodies of the duo were handed over to their respective families after postmortem examination at the Gandhi Hospital mortuary. Based on a complaint filed by P. Ramesh, a relative of deceased Sanjay, A case has been registered....