A well-known gynaecologist in Mumbai was driving the car that crashed on a road divider today, killing former Tata Sons Chairman Cyrus Mistry and another passenger, the police said.
The car was speeding and tried to overtake another vehicle from the wrong side (from the left), a police officer told PTI.
The gynaecologist, Anahita Pandole, 55, and her husband Darius Pandole, 60, survived the crash, while Mr Mistry, 54, and Jahangir Pandole were killed in the accident that happened around 3 pm, 120 km from Mumbai, the police officer said.
Mr Mistry and Jahangir Pandole were in the backseat, the officer said. Darius Pandole was in the front seat, while his wife was at the wheel, the officer said.
“A woman was driving the car and tried to overtake another vehicle from the left side, but lost control and crashed into the road divider,” an eyewitness said.
The eyewitness, who works in a roadside garage, told a Marathi TV channel: “We rushed to the accident spot but did not touch the vehicle or the inured people. In 10 minutes, help came and two injured people were pulled out from the car and shifted by an ambulance to hospital. The other two were dead.”
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