Hyderabad: Failing to fasten the seat belt proved fatal for three youngsters while their two friends who followed the rule survived with injuries in a car crash last week at Shadnagar, the Cyberabad police has stated.
The police constituted a team and analysed the reasons for the freak mishap, where two of the inmates of the SUV were flung out of the car to a distance of 30 feet.
The police said the driver lacked the adequate skills, and that the vehicle carrying eight passengers was speeding when the accident occurred. The SUV hit a rock on the roadside, spun in the air, overturned and landed in the adjacent fields.
On October 11, eight youngsters, employees of an IT company in the city, started in a car (TS08 GQ 4484) to Anantapur from Gachibowli, to attend a wedding. The accident occurred near Jedcherla.
Following the incident, the Cyberabad traffic police constituted a team to analyse the reasons for the deaths of the three passengers found that except for the driver and the passenger beside him, none had fastened their seatbelts.
The police found that the SUV was travelling at 120 km per hour and the driver of the vehicle Lokesh lost control after overtaking a lorry from left. “The driver and the person in the passenger seat beside him survived with minor injuries. The two persons sitting on the rear seat were rammed through the rear windshield and died,” said Cyberabad DCP (Traffic) S.M. Vijay Kumar.
The DCP said lack of control over the vehicle, lack of driving skills and speeding were the causes of the accident. “All passengers travelling in a car need to fasten the seatbelt for safety. Sadly, many do it only when they are under police observation,” he said....