“Slow Down” Said Passenger As BMW Hit 230 kmph, It Crashed In UP
Before a tragic collision, a live video taken from inside a car travelling at 230 kilometres per hour (kmph) on Uttar Pradesh’s Purvanchal Expressway became viral on social media. Tragically, the video also includes a prophecy made by one of the victims, who claimed, “Charo marenge (all four of us will die)” while doing a Facebook live while displaying the speedometer of the expensive vehicle.
On Friday, a horrible speeding-related automobile accident on the freeway claimed the lives of four persons. The BMW vehicle that the group was riding in was travelling at a speed of 300 kilometres per hour (kmph) when it collided with a container truck that was approaching from the other side. The container truck was reduced to a twisted wreck, and the bloodied remains of the car’s occupants were scattered nearby.
The automobile was travelling from Sultanpur to Delhi at the time.
According to reports, Dr. Anand Prakash, a 35-year-old Professor at a private medical college in Rohtas, was driving as one of his fellow passengers encouraged him to exceed 300 km/h. Ironically, he urged the driver to accelerate during the broadcast after saying, “Charo marenge (all four of us will perish)”. The voice on the video begs the driver not to apply the brakes when he slows down after reaching 230 kilometres per hour. Then a different passenger steps in and commands, “araam se (take it easy)”.
Dr. Prakash urged everyone to buckle up and promised to pick up the pace once they reached a lengthy stretch of vacant road.
Although it’s unclear if any of them were drunk, the video appears to show a can next to the driver, and the individual streaming it looks to be slurring.
Images from the crash site illustrate how devastating the collision was—the car’s engine and all four occupants were swept away and fell quite a distance.
An official added that the police and representatives from the Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) quickly flocked to the area to conduct relief and rescue operations.
Anand Prakash, a native of Dehri, Bihar, Akhilesh Singh, a real estate agent, Deepak Kumar, an engineer, and Mukesh, a businessman, have been recognised as the victims. They were all in their mid-30s.
The container driver, who is accused of causing death by carelessness, left the scene. Police are attempting to find him.
The expressway, which runs from Lucknow to the eastern Uttar Pradesh district of Ghazipur, was opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2021, just before the February–March assembly elections.