In an incident that has sent shock-waves across the racing fraternity, national car racing championca Ashwin Sundar and his wife Niveditha were charred to death in a BMW car accident in Chennai’s Pattinampakkam. According to police, the car crashed into a tree and burst into flames. The couple were trapped inside the car and could not open the doors.
Sundar was driving the car. Nivedhitha was a doctor working at a private hospital here. The incident reportedly took place at 3:30am on Saturday and both Ashwin and his wife died on the spot.
A video purportedly showing the car bursting in flames is doing rounds on social media sites. One of the eyewitness said during the FB live that people on the spot could were unable to save the passengers as the car caught fire and explosions continued, and nobody could get close enough to help them. Rescue sworkers reportedly struggled for half an hour to douse the fire.
In 2008, Ashwin Sundar clinched a deal with German racing team Ma Con Motorsport and drove for the German Formula Volkswagen ADAC Championship.
“I actually like riding bikes more. On two-wheelers you get the real sense of speed, it feels more dangerous.” he had told the Indian Express.