The victim was waiting for a car when the speeding Polo fell on her. This is the second such incident on the newly constructed biodiversity overpass since its inauguration around three weeks ago.
The woman killed in this incident has been identified as Satyaveni (40) who was standing on the roadside under the overpass, when the speeding car fell and hit her. Six others including the victim's daughter who was also next to her during the incident have sustained injuries.
Videos from the aftermath of the accident, show a huge crowd gathered around a car that has been smashed from the fall, as a woman is heard screaming in pain.
A pedestrian killed six occupants of the car injured after it falls off the newly inaugurated #Biodiversity flyover under #Cyberabad. Second accident in 15-day span raises the question on the design and safety of the flyover. #Hyderabad pic.twitter.com/sExztBaPaz— Aashish (@Ashi_IndiaToday) November 23, 2019
According to police officials, the driver of the car couldn’t negotiate the curve on the overpass, lost control, and his car went over the side, adding that it could be a case of speeding.
A local urban body in Hyderabad has announced ex-gratia of $7,000 (INR 5 lakhs) to the relatives of the woman who died in the accident and medical assistance to the victims who received injuries. The overpass has also been closed.
This is the second incident on the new overpass in the recent past. Earlier this month, two youngsters fell off the highway and fatally landed on the road below when a speeding car driven by a techie under the influence of alcohol hit their bike.