Driving distracted is a big factor causing accidents all over. An incident that took place in Tengpora, Srinagar shows how dangerous distracted driving can be. Three youth died on the spot while one was seriously injured from the accident.
What exactly happened?
The accident took place on the open roads of Srinagar on 14th August. Srinagar is located in a wide valley which allows it to have wide and straight roads compared to the other mountainous regions. The youths were seen driving through the roads in an old Maruti 800.
The co-driver was doing a “Facebook Live” session while the car was being driven. It shows that none of the occupants, including the driver, were wearing a seat belt. The car was being driven at high-speed with loud music. The driver is also singing along and driving in a zig-zag way on the nearly empty roads.
Watch the live video here:
After crossing a few stretches at high speed and overtaking a few vehicles, the car finally reaches a crowded stretch. The driver tried to overtake a Hyundai Creta and in the process lost control of the vehicle. The Maruti 800 turtled on the spot and three of the occupants died on the spot.