Aston Martin accident: No arrests yet, victims cry foul

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 - 11:24am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

The accident which took place on Peddar Road in the wee hours of Sunday has now reached social media with one of the victims, Smriti Mishra, posting photographs of the accident on Twitter and Facebook and asking people to raise their voices against those involved in the incident.

Meanwhile, the Gamdevi police, who are investigating the case, said they have so far been unable to identify the man who was driving the car. The statements of eight persons, including the victims of the mishap, have been recorded.

The Aston Martin is reportedly owned by the Reliance Group. The police have recorded statements of some of the company’s employees. On Monday evening, Bansi Joshi, a driver with Reliance Group, came forward and told the police that he was behind the wheel when the accident occurred. His claim is yet to be ascertained.

The incident occurred at around 1.30 am on Sunday on Peddar Road, in front of Prabhu Kunj. The Aston Martin (MH01-BK-99) was allegedly being driven by a stout youth at high-speed, headed toward Haji Ali. The driver allegedly lost control and rammed into an Audi (MH14-DN-6666) in front of it.

Due to the impact of the collision, the Audi crossed over the divider and hit a luxury bus and then a Hyundai Elantra. Soon after, the driver of the Aston Martin fled from the spot, leaving the vehicle behind.

A senior police officer said, “We will not make any arrests till we are sure who was behind the wheel.”

The police are in the process of scrutinising footage from CCTV cameras in the area and said they will soon find the person who was driving the luxury car.

Mishra, one of the occupants of the Elantra, said, “The police did not do their job properly. While we were the ones who were injured and in shock, they were more interested in knowing the condition of those in the other cars. It appeared that they were going by the cost of the cars. They started off with the Aston Martin and then went on to the Audi without even glancing at our vehicle, which was also wrecked.”

Mishra further said the policemen who had come of the spot were under the influence of alcohol.

Smriti’s relative, who was also in the car and is pregnant, sustained a fracture in the nose. “We did an ultrasound test on Monday and due to the mishap, she is facing minor complications,” she said.

Driver comes forward, claims he is guilty
The Aston Martin is reportedly owned by the Reliance Group. The police have recorded statements of some of the company’s employees. On Monday evening, Bansi Joshi, a driver with Reliance Group, came forward and told the police that he was behind the wheel when the accident occurred. His claim is yet to be ascertained.


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