Road Accident at Pedda Amberpet: A five-year-old girl and her mother were hit by a suspected drunk driver while they were crossing the road at Pedda Amberpet on Sunday night. The child is critically injured while her mother suffered multiple fractures.
The driver and two other occupants of the car fled the spot after the accident, leaving the vehicle behind.
Police found disposable glasses and liquor in the car that was coming from Vijayawada. A manhunt is on for the suspects.
Road Accident at Pedda Amberpet
Ms S.V. Sridevi, 30, was taking her daughter S.V. Sanjana to her mother’s house in a village near Pedda Amberpet. They had got off an autorickshaw and were trying to cross the road when the speeding car hit them.
Special teams formed to nab accused
Hayatnagar police said the incident occurred at around 9 pm in the Kallangur area on the Vijayawada-Hyderabad highway.
“I was starting to cross the road holding my daughter’s hand. We were still by the side of the road when the car hit us,” said Ms S.V. Sridevi, who is in hospital with multiple fractures. The car dragged Sanjana for several meters till it stopped causing grievous injuries to her. She is on ventilator.
Locals alerted the emergency services. Mother and daughter were shifted to a hospital from where Sanjana was taken to another hospital. “We found a water bottle filled with a liquor like substance inside the car. There were also eatables and disposable glasses, which indicates they were drinking,” said SI G. Manmadha Kumar. The liquor has been sent to a forensic lab.
“There were three people in the car. They were coming from Vijayawada. Special teams have been despatched to hunt them down,” a senior official said.
Police confiscated the Santro car (AP 29 N 5799) which is registered in the name of Suneetha Rajulapudi.