Abhijeet Singh, 24, was returning home after partying with his friends when he lost control of his brand new BMW 6 Series 640d. The car went crashing into the grille of Lodhi flyover at 5 am, the day on which Singh was to get engaged to his girlfriend.
Singh is a builder and was returning from a party hosted as a bachelor’s party for him when the mishap occurred. He apparently lost control of the vehicle as he was heading home towards Azadpur from Lajpat Nagar.
His new BMW, a gift from his businessman father, rammed into the grille of Lodhi flyover, just outside the Oberoi hotel and went over the edge. He suffered head injuries and even as he was rushed to the Moolchand Hospital he breathed his last during treatment. The car was badly damaged after it flew across the road, rolled for 50 meters and came to a halt. The roof of the vehicle suffered serious damage while doors got jammed on impact.
Police have not been able to determine if Singh was driving under the influence of alcohol as reports of postmortem are yet awaited. The police, however, determined that Singh was over speeding at the time of the mishap.
The family was preparing for his engagement that evening and has yet to come to terms with the incident. The police have yet to record their statement. Singh is survived by his younger brother who is studying in the US, his mother and father who is also a builder. In the meanwhile, the police have registered a case under section 279 – rash driving and 304 A causing death by negligence under the Indian Penal Code.
Rushlane urges readers to drive safe and follow all traffic rules.