Three engineering college students and a doctor were killed and five others injured when a speeding car mowed them down at the Ramavarapadu Ring bus stop in Vijayawada on Thursday. The dead include P. Sindhuja (21), D. Chandusri (21), T. Jyothirmayee (22), all students of SRK Engineering College and B. Maruthi Suresh (30), a doctor at KIMS-Vijayawada. While Jyotirmayee died on the spot and was shifted to the mortuary in Government General Hospital, the others died on arrival at the trauma care centre in a private hospital.
The injured include Uday Kumar (25) a job aspirant, Surya Prabha, a senior stenographer at NTR University of Health Sciences, Ganapathi (45), a watchman at a shoe company, SK. Siddiqui (25) and M. Sri Vishnu Sai Chandan (21), a student of Usha Rama College of Engineering.
While four of them are said to be stable with some orthopaedic injuries, the condition of Siddiqui is critical. All the injured were undergoing treatment at the Sentini Hospital. The accident occurred at about 5.15 p.m. when all of them were waiting for bus to go home.
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police M. Ravi Prakash, it was a clear case of over-speeding and negligent driving.