Bengaluru Audi Crash: None of the Victims Wore Seat Belts, Car Was Being Driven Rashly, Police Say

The Bengaluru Police — investigating the horrific Audi Q3 automotive crash that killed seven individuals, together with a DMK MLA’s son — mentioned not one of the victims have been carrying seat belts on account of which the security airbags didn’t open.

The accident took place within the intervening night time of Monday and Tuesday after the automotive rammed right into a footpath in Bengaluru’s Koramangala space. All the seven victims, together with DMK MLA from Hosur Y Prakash’s son Karuna Sagar (25), died of grievous accidents obtained through the crash, police mentioned.

The victims included three girls and 4 males, and the automotive carried greater than its capability of 5 passengers. One of the deceased is Karuna Sagar, 25, son of Y Prakash, MLA of Hosur constituency. The different deceased have been recognized as Ishita Bisvas (21) an MNC worker, Dhanusha M (29), a dentist from Kerala, Bindhu (28), Akshay Goel (25), additionally from Kerala who labored as a senior gross sales affiliate, Utsav (25) from Haryana, and Rohit (23) from Hubli.

Police advised CNN-News18: “Karuna Sagar had come to Bangalore to meet his friends. The other six lived in paying guest accommodations. The friends had gone out together. We are investigating where and when. Karuna and Bindhu were planning to get married. Through Bindhu, Karuna knew the others,” the police mentioned.

Karuna got here to Bengaluru on August 30 at round 6pm and known as his pals, the police mentioned, including that they’re additional investigating the matter by analyzing the statements of family and friends, and scanning a number of CCTV footage.

One of the CCTV footage, accessed by CNN-News18, confirmed that at round 1.50am, the dashing Audi Q3 crashed into the footpath breaking poles on the pavement positioned to discourage footpath riders. The automotive then rammed into the wall of Punjab National financial institution.

According to the preliminary investigation, the motive force was even dashing the automotive. None of the victims have been carrying seat belts on account of which airbags didn’t open, police mentioned. Airbags are meant to restrict the affect of an accident on passengers by offering a cushion, and in addition forestall contact with the inside components of the automotive.

The our bodies have been retrieved from the automotive with the assistance of an earthmover, and have been handed over to respective households after postmortem. A case has been registered underneath IPC sections 304A and 279.

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