Data released by Hyderabad Traffic Police shows that Bahadurpura and Langer Houz police stations top the city police stations when it comes to fatal road accidents.
A total of 11 persons each lost their lives in road accidents in the limits of the two police stations till August this year. Interestingly, both the police stations fall in Traffic South district of the city.
According to the data available, 45 accidents were reported in Bahadurpura police station and 41 in Langer Houz police station between January and August this year. While 11 persons each succumbed in the road accidents, 41 persons and 44 respectively were injured in the road mishaps.
A traffic official said while the Bahadurpura police station covers National Highway 44, LangerHouz police station area connects the newly developed areas with the city and sees traffic including heavy vehicles and motorists driving at high speed.
In all, 208 people died in road accidents in the city this year so far, while 1,631 were injured in 1,621 accidents reported. The fatalities stood at 10 in Begumpet, nine in Punjagutta, eight in Humayunnagar and seven in Banjara Hills police station limits.
Interestingly, though road accidents were witnessed in certain areas of the city, there were no fatalities. For instance, Rein Bazaar, Bhavaninagar, Dabeerpura, Mirchowk, Hussaini Alam, Kamatipura, Sultan Bazaar and Musheerabad witnessed no deaths.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Mohammed Tajuddin Ahmed said there were two causes of accidents, one was faulty road engineering and the other was the driver’s fault. “At some places, accidents occur due to bad roads or engineering defects which are identified and brought to the notice of the authorities while in some cases, the drivers are also at fault,” he said. #KhabarLive