Hours before his engagement, a 24-year-old businessman died when the BMW car he was driving overturned after hitting the grille of Lodhi Road flyover around 5 am Saturday, said police. The victim, Abhijit Singh, was returning from a bachelor party his friends had thrown for him in Defence Colony, police added.
Abhijit was on his way to his Model Town home when the fatal accident happened, said a senior police officer. “It appears he lost control of the vehicle when he reached the flyover and ended up hitting the grille. The impact was such that the car was flung in the air and dragged for nearly 50 metres before it overturned. The roof of vehicle was severely damaged and the doors were jammed,” the officer added.
A passerby snapped the seat belt and pulled Singh out of the car through a broken window. Singh was rushed to Moolchand Hospital, where he was admitted to the ICU, but he died of injuries, said the officer. “He had head injuries. We have sent the body for post-mortem,” said the officer.
The officer said Singh’s family had been looking forward to the engagement later in the day. “His father had asked him to stay at home, but he had insisted on going to the party. The medical report is awaited to ascertain if he was driving under the influence of alcohol,” the officer added.
Police suspect the car was speeding. “He did not survive even though he wore the seat belt. Had the car been slower, the impact would have been less,” said the officer. Singh is survived by his parents and an 18-year-old brother.