A speeding car traveling on the newly-opened Biodiversity flyover lost control and fell off the bridge in Hyderabad’s Gachibowli area on Saturday, killing one woman pedestrian and injuring six others.
The driver survived the crash after his car's airbags had deployed on impact. A couple of new cars parked outside a Nissan showroom were also damaged.
The Biodiversity junction is an arterial road in the city’s IT sector and several lakh vehicles pass through it every day. The incident took place at 1.19 pm. Soon after the accident, many took to social media to complain about the design of the flyover, with its steep ascent and sharp curve, along with a lack of signages.
The driver, who has identified as Milan, has survived the crash after airbags had deployed on impact. The victim identified as Satyaveni, who was with her daughter at the time of the accident. Her daughter, however, escaped with minor injuries.
“On preliminary investigation, it has found out that the accident was due to the overspeeding car at 104 Kmph instead of prescribed 40 Kmph on the flyover,” reads the statement. The Flyover has seized until further notice.
The flyover, situated in the heart of the city’s IT sector, was inaugurated earlier this month by Municipal Minister KT Rama Rao.