San Francisco: A man from Telangana was killed in a road accident in the United States on Sunday. The incident took place at Bayview district of San Francisco.
As per the details, the man, identified as Syed Waseem Ali (27) hailed from Dabeerpura in Hyderabad and resided at Walnut Ave, Fremont in California. The mishap occurred when the car he was traveling in crashed into another car. Syed succumbed to death on the spot while another man in the other vehicle suffered grievous injuries and died while undergoing treatment at a local hospital. One other person escaped the incident with injuries.
According to the police, a Mercedes-Benz was speeding on Third Street and didn't stop at a red light, causing a collision with a Toyota sedan. Ali, who was driving the Toyota andservice, were pronounced dead after the crash.
Two passengers from the Mercedes were taken to a hospital but are expected to survive. The driver fled on foot, leaving the vehicle behind, and had not been arrested as of early Monday afternoon, police said.
A GoFundMe page has been created on behalf of Ali's family to raise money to transport his body and belongings back to Hyderabad, the San Francisco Examiner reported. Lyft issued a statement following the crash. "We are deeply saddened by this tragic accident and resulting loss of life. Our thoughts are with the victims' family and friends during this difficult time. We have reached out to the rider's family to offer our support and are working to contact the driver's family," the company said.
The family of Syed in Telangana have appealed to the Minister of External Affairs, Dr. S Jayashankar to provide assistance in the transportation of the body to India for the funeral.