Hyderabad: AP municipal administration minister P. Narayana’s son Nishith Narayana was driving the Mercedes Benz SUV at 146 km/hr, a CCTV analysis by the traffic police revealed.
Police officials said that Nitish tried to negotiate a turn on a partially inundated road and crashed on to a Metro pillar at Jubilee Hills.
The police analysed the distance between the two Metro pillars, which were visible in the CCTV footage.
“We found out the speed of the vehicle by calculating the distance between the two pillars and how much time it took to reach from one to another. The distance was 75 feet and it took only 0.56 seconds for the vehicle to cover that distance. From this we concluded the SUV must have been moving at 146 km/hr,” said a senior official of Hyderabad traffic police.
The cops said that Nishith had tried to overtake another vehicle before he lost control.
Police said Nishith had attended a meeting at the Narayana Central Office located in Melange Towers in Madhapur on Tuesday. The meeting, which started at around 7 pm, concluded by 1.30 am. He and his friend Raja Ravichandra then left for Nishith's Jubilee Hills residence in Nishith's vehicle, a Mercedes AMG G 63 car.
The 23-year-old Nishith and his friend, Kamani Raja Ravichandra, suffered serious injuries when they crashed on to Metro Rail pillar No: JCPTP 9R. Though air balloons had opened the collision led to critical injuries and death.