According to a police inspector who conducted a preliminary inquiry, Cyrus Mistry, the former chairman of Tata Sons, and a fellow passenger were not wearing seat belts when they died in a car accident on Sunday. Additionally, they suggested that the driver’s lapse in judgement and excessive speed may have been to blame for the collision.
After crossing the Charoti checkpoint in the Palghar district, 120 kilometres from Mumbai, the luxury car travelled 20 kilometres in under 9 minutes, according to the initial inquiry.
Mistry (54) and Jahangir Pandole were killed instantly when the automobile struck a traffic barrier on the Surya river bridge. Mistry was travelling from Ahmedabad to Mumbai when the incident occurred at 2:30 pm. Gynecologist Anahita Pandole, who practises in Mumbai, was the driver (55). Both she and her husband suffered critical injuries in the collision.
“As per the preliminary investigation, overspeeding and the error of judgement caused the car accident. Both the deceased were not wearing seat belts,” the officer said on Sunday night. “While analysing the footages captured by CCTV cameras at the Charoti check post, Palghar Police found that the car had crossed the check post around 2.21 pm and the accident occurred 20 km ahead (in the direction of Mumbai),” he said.
According to the police, this demonstrates that the Mercedes car travelled 20 kilometres (from the cheek post) in under 9 minutes, adding that the collision happened at 2:30 pm on the Surya river bridge. Jahangir Pandole and Mistry were seated at the rear. According to the authorities, Anahita was driving and Darius was in the front seat. According to a witness, the driver of the car attempted to pass another vehicle from the left side but lost control and slammed into the road barrier instead.
According to the police, assistance arrived in about ten minutes, and two injured people were removed from the automobile and transported by ambulance to the hospital. The other two, though, were brought in dead.
“Two people including Cyrus Mistry were brought dead here. Cyrus had a head injury and there was internal bleeding. In the initial stages, it looks like an accidental death. Further details can be known after the police investigation” Dr Shubaham Singh of Kasa District Hospital said.
According to the officer, the remains of Mistry and Jahangir Pandole have been sent to Mumbai’s publicly funded JJ Hospital for a postmortem. The catastrophe left Anahita Pandole and her 60-year-old husband Darius Pandole with critical injuries. On Sunday late at night, they are being transported by road from Vapi in Gujarat to a hospital in Mumbai, the official stated.