The groomsman died at the scene.
An Indian bride narrowly escaped death after a car crashed into her wedding procession.
The accident occurred on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, and resulted in the death of a groomsman.
Several other wedding guests were also injured in the collision, and are undergoing treatment in hospital.
The bride, Hema, was dancing through the open sunroof of a car along the Dehradun highway in the Nai Mandi area of Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar.
Hema’s car was blaring out music while wedding guests surrounded it.
Suddenly, another car smashed into her vehicle, sending one of the groomsmen flying through the air and guests screaming in horror.
The groomsman died at the scene. He was identified as Pramod, the cousin of the groom, Ankur.
Fortunately, Ankur’s bride survived.
Videos of the horrific incident are now circulating on social media. The footage shows the speeding car crashing into the wedding procession.
Utkarsh Singh, Deputy Editor at the national Hindi news channel TV9 Bharatvarsh, tweeted footage of the incident.
His tweet came on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
This dance could have been fatal – open sun-roofed car dancing Bride in UP's Muzaffarnagar has a narrow escape after a speeding vehicle hits Baraat on road leaving one dead and many injured @umeshpathaklive @Uppolice pic.twitter.com/hMmzhxTgsV
— Utkarsh Singh (@utkarshs88) February 17, 2021
“This dance could have been fatal – open sun-roofed car dancing Bride in UP’s Muzaffarnagar has a narrow escape after a speeding vehicle hits Baraat on road leaving one dead and many injured.”
Singh’s tweet also includes the official Twitter account for Uttar Pradesh Police.
The driver of the car that caused the fatal crash allegedly left the scene. It did not take long for police to recover the vehicle following its abandonment.
According to local police, an investigation into the incident is now underway.
Wedding processions are a staple of Indian wedding culture. But for Indian bride Hema, what started as a joyous moment ended in shock, horror, and sorrow.
Indian marriage processions are exciting. However, the excitement can be short-lived for both the bride and the groom.
On Saturday, February 6, 2021, a Dalit groom’s marriage procession in Madhya Pradesh was interrupted by a group of villagers from Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur district.
The groom, Deepak Meghwal, and members of his family were beaten by the group as the wedding procession was on its way to the venue.
Eight people were arrested as a result, and the marriage procession resumed under police security.
The group arrested were booked under several sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, according to the police.