Indian Racing Champ Ashwin Sundar, Wife Charred To Death In Their BMW

Indian car racing champion Ashwin Sundar and his wife were killed in a tragic BMW crash in Chennai on Saturday morning. The BMW lost control and hit a tree and burst into flames.

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Indian car racing champion and international racer Ashwin Sundar and his wife Niveditha were killed in a tragic accident in Chennai on Saturday morning after their BMW lost control and hit a tree and burst into flames.

As per official reports, the couple were returning home from friend's house at MRC Nagar in Raja Annamalaipuram. Around 3:30 a.m. Ashwin lost control of his BMW and rammed a tree. The impact was so brutal that the car burst into flames and the couple were charred to death. And the dissapointing fact is, the couple celebrated their wedding annieversary the day before, March 17, 2017. 

Officials also stated that Ashwin was driving the car above the speed limit which caused the accident. The passersby alerted the Police soon after the crash, but the couple could not be rescued due to intense flames.

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A video of the burning car was posted on the social media by eyewitnesses who stated that they were not able to rescue the couple due to intense heat from the flames.

Authorities stated that firefighters received a distress call, and a team was rushed to the scene, but it was too late to save the couple as the flames engulfed the BMW and charred them to death.

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In 2008, Ashwin Sundar signed a deal with German racing team, Ma-Con Motorsport and raced in the German Formula Volkswagen ADAC Championship. He was also the national champion in LGB F4 category in 2012 and 2013.

The accident has happened only days after Chennai Police has seized ten sports cars for racing on public road and arrested one person for allegedly running over the foot of a Police inspector.

This accident is a prime example of what will be the outcome of speeding on public roads. But unfortunately, it took the lives of the couple. So, always follow the speed limits and drive safe on public roads.

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Story first published: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 11:42 [IST]
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