Former Chairman of Tata Sons Cyrus Mistry died in a fatal road accident while en route from Ahmedabad to Mumbai on Sunday.
Mistry’s car hit a divider in Palghar district as they were travelling from Ahmedabad to Mumbai in a Mercedes car.
Here are some points about the accident-
- Cyrus was accompanied by three other passengers including an eminent gynecologist who was behind the wheel, Dr. Anahita Pandole, her husband Darius Pandole and Darius’s brother Jehangir Pandole.
- Anahita Pandole, a top doctor at Breach Candy Hospital, (who was driving the car) and Darius Pandole, the managing director and CEO of JM Financial Private Equity were in the front seat wearing seat belts survived the crash and suffered grievous injuries and have were immediately shifted to a hospital.
- While, Cyrus and Jahangir Binshah Pandole (brother of Darius Pandole), both died. It is learnt that both were in the rear seat and were not wearing seat belt.
- Mistry died on the spot, while Jehangir died during the transition after he was taken to the hospital.
- Prima facie it looks like the car driver lost control. As per recollection of events by an eyewitness, a woman was driving the car and tried to overtake another vehicle from left side, but lost control and crashed into the road divider.
- Mistry’s mortal remains are at a government hospital in Kasa. An Accidental Death Report (ADR) is being filed by the police.
- Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said he has asked the state police to conduct a detailed investigation into the accident in which former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry was killed.
- In such fatal car accidents, airbags are of no use if seat belt is not strapped. If you do not lock seat belt properly Air bag will not open.
- During the time of crash, the person behind is sometimes thrown at a force of 40G (40 times the gravity, which means the person weighing 80kgs will be like 3200kgs).