Hyderabad: The Cyberabad police who carried out an in-depth analysis of a fatal road accident in Chevella, found that the two persons who lost their lives had failed to wear headgear, while the other person involved, who wore a helmet escaped with minimal injuries. Over speeding and lack of driving skills of both the drivers caused the accident.
On October 5, two bikes had a head-on collision at Nyatala Gate near Damaragidda village under Chevella police station limits. G Laxmaiah, 42, was driving one bike (AP 11 K 5726) while C Ramachandraiah and his wife Padma, 35, were on the other bike.
Laxmaiah and Padma, who was riding pillion, died on the spot from injuries to their heads; Ramachandraiah, who was wearing a helmet, had minor injuries.
The Cyberabad traffic police’s analysis also revealed that both Laxmaiah and Ramachandraiah did not possess valid driving licences.
“Lack of control of the over-speeding vehicle, and lack of driving skills and not wearing headgear resulted in the accident and the deaths of two persons,” said Cyberabad DCP (Traffic) SM Vijay Kumar.
The DCP said that every year, hundreds of precious lives are lost on the roads due to head injuries from a two-wheeler crash. “We advise the public to wear a helmet while driving and riding pillion for safe travel,” he said.
“It is advised to fasten the helmet straps. Merely keeping a helmet over the head will not save riders from head injuries. It is high time we understand the necessity of learning road rules, and understanding signboards and markings. A good driver always keeps learning and improves his/her driving skills for safety,” said DCP Vijay Kumar....