A woman was killed on the spot after being hit from behind by a speeding car and her body travelled for two kilometers --- stuck to the vehicle’s bonnet --- before the driver panicked and fled, in Telangana on Sunday.
Maheshwaramma, 45, was riding pillion with her husband Turpu Siddilingam, 50, when the accident happened in Addakul village near Kothakota block in Mahbubnagar district on national highway 44.
While Siddilingam fell on the ground, Maheshwaramma got stuck to the car’s bonnet, which was crushed due to impact of the accident, K Srinivas, Addakul police sub-inspector, said.
Siddilingam’s condition is critical, the police said, adding that he was sent to Hyderabad for treatment. Maheshwaramma’s body was sent to Mahbubnagar government hospital for autopsy.
The duo hailing from Gajulapet village was on their way to their daughter’s house in Wanaparthi. The Hyndai i-10 car with Andhra Pradesh registration was coming from Hyderabad, Srinivas said.
“The driver and owner of the vehicle have not yet been traced,” the sub-inspector said.
Such incidents are not uncommon in the notorious national highways of Telangana. In fact, two strikingly similar incidents were reported in the state this year.
Three months back, on September 20, a speeding Chevrolet hit from behind Srinivasulu, a labourer, whose body was flung in the air before it landed on the roof of the car. The driver rode on unperturbed for three kilometers before he was stopped by locals.
On January 2, Venkat Reddy, a farmer from Nalgonda district, was killed on the spot when a Maruthi Swift swept him off his feet near Hyderabad-Vijayawada national highway and his body landed on the top of the car. The driver drove on for another 20 km before traffic police noticed the body and brought the car to a halt.