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The death of former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry in a road accident has sparked renewed concern about road accidents across the country. The layers of Mistry’s car accident are continuously unfolding. Now the police have claimed that the eminent industrialist was sitting in the back seat of the car and he was not wearing a seat belt. His car was running at a speed of more than two kilometers in a minute.
Cyrus Mistry died in a road accident on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway on Sunday. The accident happened around 3 pm on Sunday, about 120 km from Mumbai. In the preliminary investigation report of the accident, the police have claimed that their luxury car was speeding before hitting the divider. Both the persons sitting in the back seat were not wearing seat belts.
Renowned gynecologist Dr. Anahita Pandole was driving the car at the time of the accident. Dr. Pandole and her husband Darius Pandole sitting in the front seat with him were seriously injured in the accident. He was brought to Mumbai today for better treatment from Vapi, Gujarat. Whereas, Cyrus Mistry and Darius’ brother Jehangir Pandole, who were seated in the back seat, died.
Charoti passed the check post at 2.21 am
In the CCTV footage, Mistry’s car was seen crossing the Charoti check post in Palghar at around 2.21 pm on Sunday. After this he covered a distance of 20 kilometers in just nine minutes. The accident happened at around 2.30 pm on the bridge over the Surya river. The spot is 20 km from Charoti check post. In such a rough form, the speed of the car at the time of the accident was 120 to 130 kilometers per hour.
Highlights of the initial police report
- Cyrus Mistry was brought to the hospital in a dead condition.
- Jehangir Pandole, sitting in the back seat with him, died during treatment.
- Cyrus Mistry was hit in the head, while Jahangir’s leg and head.
- Cyrus and Jahangir were not wearing seat belts.
- According to eyewitnesses, Mistry’s car was trying to overtake another vehicle, when Dr. Pandole lost control.
- The lives of both the people sitting in the front seat were saved due to the opening of the airbags.
- Both Dr. Pandole and her husband Darius have been seriously injured. He is undergoing treatment.