17-year-old killed as car goes off flyover
A 17-year-old law student was killed when the car he was driving at a high speed went off a 30-foot high flyover near Ashram in south Delhi early Thursday, throwing him out of the vehicle.delhi Updated: Sep 30, 2011 01:01 IST
A 17-year-old law student was killed when the car he was driving at a high speed went off a 30-foot high flyover near Ashram in south Delhi early Thursday, throwing him out of the vehicle.
The student, who would have turned 18 on October 16, was on way to Noida from a pub in Nehru Place at around 3am with three friends, who were following him in another car.
As soon as he reached the rail overbridge near Ashram, he lost control of his Honda Civic at a sharp bend.
The car landed in a public works department warehouse compound. The noise woke up the guards sleeping close by. They called the police.
"We rushed him to Aiims trauma center where he was declared dead," said a police officer, who didn't wish to be identified.
"It's a bizarre incident. It could have happened only if the car was moving at a high speed."
The police are investigating if he was driving drunk.
"There was no traffic, he must be driving at very high speed."
Eyewitnesses haven't been able to tell much. The police are also investigating if he lost control over his car trying to save another vehicle.
"His car first climbed on the footpath and then flew off the flyover," the officer said.
A first year law student at a Sonepat-based university, the teenager was driving back to his home in Noida.
First Published: Sep 30, 2011 00:57 IST