Hyderabad: Tollywood actor Sai Dharam Tej may have been saved by his helmet. The actor's injuries could have been more serious if not for the helmet he was wearing at the time of the accident, the Cyberabad police that is investigating the case said on Sunday. However, he had not strapped the helmet properly.
This incident is a clear example of how a helmet can save a rider's life during accidents. It is also to be understood that strapping the helmet properly is also equally important, the police said. "Even if you wear a helmet but do not strap it, the moment you lose control of the bike or hit something or some other vehicle hits your bike, your helmet will go off, resulting in a fatal accident," the police observed.
They also confirmed that the actor was driving rashly, at high speed, and much beyond the maximum speed allowed on that stretch. "The unfortunate incident would not have happened had he exercised caution and drove the vehicle within the permissible speed limits and had strapped his helmet properly," Madhapur DCP M. Venkateswarlu said.
After analyzing CCTV footage from the area, the police concluded that the actor was driving at 75 kmph while the permissible speed is 30 kmph near the spot. A few moments before the incident, the actor crossed the Durgam Cheruvu bridge at over 100 kmph, which is also much beyond the permissible limits.
The police also found that the actor covered the distance of around 1.5 km from Durgam Cheruvu bridge to the accident spot within a minute. Further analysis of CCTV footage showed that prior to the accident, Sai Dharam Tej was driving rashly.