Major car accident in Bengaluru: 7 dead, over speeding suspected; DMK MLA son among dead
In the wee hours at 1:45 am on Tuesday, a major car accident involving a luxurious car resulted in the death of 7 persons. The traffic police say that the reason for the accident could be overspeeding.
Bengaluru woke up on Tuesday morning to the news of seven deaths in a car accident.
An Audi Q3 car is believed to have lost control and hit the footpath. The luxury car was reduced to junk due to the impact.
Six out of the seven victims died on the spot. Three of the victims were women.
The deceased have been identified as Karunasagar, Bindu (both 28), Ishitha and Dr Dhanusha (both 21), Akshay Goel, Utsav and Rohit (all 23).
According to reports, Karunasagar is the son of DMK leader Prakash. The car in which they were travelling belongs to a private company in Tamil Nadu.
The police said that prima facie it appears to be a case of rash driving. The police also want to confirm whether the victims consumed alcohol.
The police say four victims were seated in the back seat.
The incident happened at Mangala Kalyanamantapa in Adugodi traffic limits and investigation is on.
All 7 are said to be out-of-state residents. As the incident happened late in the night, there are no eyewitnesses and the traffic cops are now relying on CCTV footage.
Despite the night curfew, more than four have been travelling in the car. None of the victims reportedly wore seat belts.
The bodies have been sent to the hospital for post mortem.
Joint Commissioner for Traffic BR Ravikante Gowda who visited the spot believes that the accident could be due to negligence.
A similar incident happened in Bengaluru 10 years ago in Indiranagar and morning walkers were killed after a luxurious car hit them. The accused had consumed alcohol.
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