VISAKHAPATNAM: In yet another accident owing to wrong parking on the NH16, two persons were killed, including a 14-year-old boy and one sustained grievously injuries on the Anakapalle-Payakaraopeta stretch of the Highway on the wee hours of Monday. The accident took place when the motorcycle the victims were riding hit a stationary lorry near Pelugollu Junction of S Rayavaram mandal in Visakhapatnam district.
The deceased have been identified as Ch Suresh (21), a welder by profession, and Sunny (14), a class IX student. The grievously injured M Sravan (26) is an auto-rickshaw driver. All of them are residents of Pedagantyada area and were on their way to the house of Sravan’s sister at Nakkapalle.
According to S Rayavaram SI M Shekar, having started their journey from Pedagantyada at 1.30 am on Monday, they reached Pelugollu Junction by 3.30 am. Suresh who was driving rammed the bike into a lorry wrongly parked on the roadside. Suresh and Sunny died on the spot, while Sravan was admitted to a hospital at Nakkapalle with grievous head injuries before being shifted to a corporate hospital. Sources said the stretch does not have proper streetlights and Suresh could not see the parked lorry in the dark as the driver did not put the signal lights on. Police said the truck driver had parked the vehicle to attend nature’s call and fled after the accident. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem and a case has been registered.