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Break down of the tragic 1.4 seconds in Delhi hit and run case – Video

Speeding Mercedes Kills 32 yr old in Delhi
 

32 yr old Sidharth Sharma was killed in the mishap.

The Mercedes hit and run case in which the young 32-year-old marketing consultant Sidharth Sharma was killed has been making headlines across all platforms. He was rammed into by a speeding Mercedes Benz E Class (license no DL 2F CM 3000), reportedly being driven at about 150+ kmph on Monday night at Delhi Civil Lines. The car was driven by a 17-year-old 12th standard student who was behind the wheels of the Mercedes Benz.

The released CCTV footage shows Sidharth approaching the intersection and looking to the right side of the street for approaching traffic. On nearing the kerb, a speeding sedan can be seen travelling at very high speed. Viewing the speeding vehicle, Sidharth increases his speed even as the Mercedes driver swerves towards the left of the road which led to the fatal accident.

Below is a pictorial break-down of the accident.

Siddharth crossing the road. From the corner of his eye, he notices the approaching Mercedes. Reference time - 37 seconds.

Siddharth crossing the road. From the corner of his eye, he notices the approaching Mercedes. Reference time – 37 seconds.

The car is about to hit Siddharth. He tries to move out of the way. But the speed of the car is very high. The distance of over 60 meters was covered by the speeding meter in less than 1.4 seconds. This means it was travelling at a speed of over 150 kmph.

The car is about to hit Siddharth. He tries to move out of the way. But the speed of the car is approaching at a very high speed. The distance of over 60 meters (from the time the car appeared in the video frame, till it hit Siddharth) was covered by the speeding car in less than 1.4 seconds. This means it was traveling at a speed of more than 150 kmph.

Towards the end of 38th second in the video, Siddharth is no longer in the frame as his body is flung forward into the air. The car is almost out of the frame, with taillight still visible on top right corner.

Towards the end of 38th second in the video, Siddharth is no longer in the frame as his body is flung forward into the air. The car is almost out of the frame, with taillight still visible on top right corner.

The impact was so great that Sidharth was tossed into the air and out of the frame of CCTV footage, leaving his backpack at the exact spot of the accident.

Eyewitnesses claimed that the Mercedes was being driven by a teenager along with five other youngsters as passengers. All six of them try to run away in the car, but due to gathering of crowd, they were not able to get away with the car. Thus they fled the scene on foot and abandoned the vehicle.

Though the police have fined the owner of the Mercedes whose son was at the wheel, the family of the victim claims police inaction in the case. The owner of the car apparently hired a driver to state that he was driving the Mercedes at the time of the accident but the driver later changed his statement when he learnt that the victim had died.

Police finally apprehended the accused, but as he is a juvenile, he was given bail immediately. More details in the video below.

 

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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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