A 34-year-old property dealer was killed on Saturday after his BMW car crashed into a barricade at Sector 93 traffic signal. The car hit three trees before coming to a halt. The property dealer has been identified as Rohit Gupta, a resident of ATS village in Sector 93 A, according to the Time of India report. Gupta was returning home after buying a packet of cigarettes at around 4.45 am from a vendor near Stellar Corporate office located in Sector 135.
"Gupta's speeding black BMW lost control and crashed into the barricades put up by the traffic police in Sector 93A. "As he could not control the car, he went on to hit three trees, one after the other, before the car came to a halt on the service road, just 700 metres from ATS village," Times of India quoted Navneesh, chowki in-charge of Gheja as saying.
The BMW was completely damaged while the rear part remains intact. It is speculated that Gupta was speeding at around 130 kmph.
“Gupta had thrown a birthday party for him at his flat in ATS village on Friday night. Later, after the party ended, he informed his relatives that he was going out to buy cigarettes. However, he could not make it back to home,” his relatives told TOI.
Around 5 am, a passer-by informed police about the accident and soon a Police Response Vehicle (PRV) reached the spot and rushed Gupta to Yatharth hospital in Sector 110 where he was declared dead on arrival. "Gupta had suffered serious injuries on his head. The airbags did open following the crash, but were of no help as his head crashed into the window pane," said Gaurav, Gupta's cousin.
Gupta's family got to know about the accident only through a Facebook post put up by a passerby. "A passerby who had clicked pictures of the damaged SUV had tagged the car service agency with his Facebook post uploading pictures of the damaged car. We got to know about the accident when the service agent informed us about the pictures," Gaurav added.