Hyderabad: Not wearing a seat belt cost the life of a young medical student in Hyderabad. On the 9th of November, in a horrific accident Ponnapalli Priyanka who had returned from Russia during the lockdown succumbed to severe head injuries.
The accidents occurred on old Mumbai high way road (opposite to Indian Immunological Ltd) Gachibowli.
Investigation carried out by the Cyberabad traffic police revealed that drunk driving and not wearing a seat belt resulted in a fatal accident.
According to the cops, Mithi Modi (20) and Ponnapalli Priyanka were returning from Air Live Pub, Jubilee hills. He reportedly drove the car (bearing no. AP 13 DQ 0123) in drunken condition and violated speed limits. On losing control, he hit against a tree opposite to Indian Immunological Ltd, resulting in co-passenger's (Priyanka) death. It was found that Modi who was on the driver's seat wore the seat belt while Priyanka did not. She sustained severe injuries and died while being shifted to the nearby hospital . The accused driver could survive as he had put on the seat belt, cops said.
"On conducting the BAC test, the blood alcohol content of the accused driver was found out to be 44mg/100ml of blood. A case was registered vide Cr. No. 703/2020, U/s 304-II IPC & Section 185 (a) M.V. Act and the investigation is under progress" cops added. Modi was arrested remanded to judicial custody for a period of 14 days.
In view of the fatal accident due to drunken drive Cyberabad Traffic Police appeals public to follow speed limits while driving any vehicle on all roads.
Deputy Commissioner of Police –Cyberabad Traffic police Vijay Kumar said, "Apart from having the valid driving license, the public shall also have knowledge and skill of driving vehicles on different roads and circumstances.Also, needless to mention, the persons driving any vehicle shall not be under the influence of any drugs or alcohol and the management of the pubs and bars shall not knowingly be blind to this dangerous and illegal activity. They shall urge their customers and make necessary arrangements for their safe journey".