A 23-year-old business management student was killed and his female friend injured after their speeding Toyota Corolla rammed a road divider and somersaulted on Panchsheel flyover in south Delhi’s Hauz Khas, the road crash coming only three days after a constable died after being hit by a Mercedes Benz in Paschim Vihar.
The incident took place around 4.30 am on Friday in front of Laxman Public School on the Outer Ring Road, on the Nehru Place side. Ramneet Singh and Neha Bindra were on the way to her home in Greater Kailash II after their friend’s wedding in Gurgaon.
A police officer said Singh, the son of a businessman, was driving his white Corolla at over 130 kilometres an hour. A medical test confirmed that he was not drunk, the officer said.
“Singh lost control over his speeding car as soon as it began climbing the flyover. It swerved towards the right and rammed a road divider. Because of the high speed, the car somersaulted at least thrice before skidding about 100 meters on the road and coming to rest," said the officer.
Singh suffered fatal injuries when his head hit the road while the car was somersaulting. He died on the spot. Bindra suffered only minor bruises, the officer added.
“Bindra immediately informed Singh’s family and her mother about the accident. By the time police arrived, Bindra had left the accident spot with her family members,” the officer said, adding a case of rash driving and death caused by negligence has been registered at the Hauz Khas police station.
Singh, according to a relative, had gone to Australia for his studies after schooling in Delhi. He was asked to return two years ago by his mother who was concerned about attacks on Indians in Australia.