Telugu-Tamil actress and anchor Rashmi’s car hit a pedestrian at Kurmannapalem on Vishakapatnam National Highway on Sunday night.
On March 17, Rashmi has taken her new car for a ride when she caused the accident in Kurmannapalem in Gajuwaka of Visakhapatnam. Reportedly, she was driving her car at a high speed and rammed into a pedestrian who was trying to cross the road.
People who witnessed the accident admitted the pedestrian to a government hospital and he was later shifted to a private hospital in Vishakapattinam. The police officials have registered a case against Rashmi and seized her new car.
Talking about the incident, she claimed that she did take responsibility and did the needful in spite of “no help around.”
“Unlike many, I stayed there. My first call was to my production team informing them about the accident. Then I called up the ambulance. When I was told that it was at NAD junction almost nearly 30-40 minutes away from us, me and my driver picked him up, carried him to the Agnampudi government hospital. There were hundreds around but none literally helped us.
Last night, I realised why people hit and run. Because when you take responsibility, people badger you left right and centre. Hundreds of them swarmed around within minutes but there was no help. They were badgering my car. What was more saddening was that they were taking pictures and videos when I rolled down the window glass to inquire about the location so that I can guide the ambulance. And when I confronted them about the same, they were like, ‘Aise kaise chalate ho gadi (how can you drive like this?)’.
Everybody is getting emotional demanding to take the injured man to the hospital. They wouldn’t let us clear the spot and make way for the ambulance. What they don’t understand is that you can’t handle an injured person as you wish. What if you break a bone or two carrying the person as you wish?
The most disappointing moment of the night was the public’s attitude. Especially there were young boys, who can really act responsibly and help us out sort things but they were busy taking pictures and videos? Moreover, they were unnecessarily complicating things. Except for a couple of guys, there was literally no help for us. This is why nobody wants to take responsibility in a hit and run case.
I have 100 reasons to blame the injured man. But above all, it’s a life that takes the priority here. When we had a choice, we admitted him in a private hospital for better treatment. From the last update from the doctors this morning, he is doing fine now. My production team helped me a lot
Why should I be silent when I’m not at fault? What happened was really unfortunate and we took complete responsibility and did what we must. In fact, who should be blamed here? The man who was lazy enough to take a foot over the bridge but crossed the highway or the local authority that did not check on the functionality of the lights on the highway?”