Cross-country woman biker Sana Iqbal from Hyderabad died in a car accident on Tuesday morning on the outskirts of the city. Sana was known for her crusade against suicide and depression and covered nearly 38,000 kms across the country to give inspirational speeches in schools and colleges.
Police said that Sana and her husband Abdul Nadim were travelling on Outer Ring Road when he lost control of the car and rammed into the median near Narsingi village. Sana suffered serious head injuries and succumbed while being rushed to hospital. Nadim is in critical condition with serious injuries.
“The accident occurred at about 4 am and a passerby informed police. No one witnessed the mishap but it must probably be due to overspeeding,’’ an official said.
Riding on her Enfield Bullet, Sana made several solo journeys across the country to spread awareness against suicide. Riders Association of Triumph posted a message on social media saying “Very sad day for the Indian biking community! 30-year-old Sana Iqbal who just completed 38,000 kms riding a motorcycle to spread awareness about depression and suicide, ironically died in a car accident. It was being driven by her husband who is safe. She leaves behind a 2-year-old child. She fought her depression 3 years ago at age 27 when she rode her bike to Gujarat on a suicidal mission to be rammed against a truck. The beautiful ride changed her perception of life and instead of killing herself, she spent the last few years spreading awareness against depression and suicide! RIP’’