Drunken driving kills one in Hyderabad

Drunken driving kills one in Hyderabad

A youth was killed and two others injured when their car hit a tree here early Saturday, police said it was yet another case of drunken driving.

The accident occurred on Road Number 78 in the posh Jubliee Hills area.

There were four youth in the car that was being driven at a very high speed. The driver lost control of the vehicle. It jumped over the median and hit the tree on the other side of the road, a police officer said.

Vishwajeet, 33, who sustained critical injuries, later succumbed at a hospital.

Two others, Vivek Raj and Chenna Keshavulu, who sustained minor injuries were also shifted to hospital. Another youth Prithvi Raj, who escaped unhurt, was arrested. He was being questioned by the police.

According to the police, the youth consumed liquor in Manikonda and from there, came to Filmnagar, where they had snacks. The accident occurred when they were returning to Vivek’s home.

This was the latest in a series of drunken driving accidents in the city.

A female student of Hyderabad Central University was killed and her two friends were injured when their car overturned near Outer Ring Road on the city outskirts on January 9.

They were on a long drive after celebrating birthday of Jatin Powar, who was driving the vehicle allegedly in an inebriated condition.

A woman was killed and two others were injured when a speeding car hit their scooty in Jubliee Hills on January 6. The man driving the car was drunk.

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