Speeding car hits old man, drives 20 km with body on roof

Speeding car hits old man, drives 20 km with body on roof

In a bizarre accident, a driver of a speeding vehicle hit an old man crossing the highway and in an effort to escape chasing vehicles, drove almost 20 kilometers at breakneck speed with the limp body of the victim on the top of the car.

The incident occurred on Hyderabad-Vijayawada expressway near Kamineni Hospital Y-Junction in Narkatpalli, of Kattangur mandal of Nalgonda district in Telangana, 82 km from here on Saturday. According eyewitnesses 73-year old Komirelli Venkat Reddy was returning home for lunch after completing work in agricultural farm. The car, a Maruti Ritz car driven by one Rahim Khan, coming from Hyderabad towards Suryapet hit Venkat Reddy while he was crossing the road.

The frail body of the farmer was tossed into the air and fell on the roof of the car with his leg wedged into the car’s spoiler. Even as few bystanders shouted at the driver to stop and take the old man to the nearby Kamineni hospital, the driver fearing arrest tried to escape by speeding. Several young men tried to chase the car and also informed the Narkatpalli police. The police informed the next police station who along with locals laid a trap and caught the fleeing car and its two riders.

According to local sub inspector Motiram, all the two have been arrested. “It is unfortunate that the driver had scanty respect for the life of fellow human being. When we stopped him at Kattangur he was still lying that he is taking the sick old man to a nearby hospital on the roof of his car,” Motiram said. He said that the  the body has been shifted to Nalgonda General Hospital.

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