When 40-year-old Smriti Mishra and her family were returning to their Thane home after a drive at Marine Drive on Sunday, she would have never imagined that a pleasant evening would end on a bad note. “On Peddar Road, our Hyundai Elantra was hit by a speeding car,” Smriti told dna. She was travelling with six members of her family in the car.
All Smriti could see was that a boy was driving the Aston Martin which hit their car before disappearing. She said two Honda CRVs were escorting the luxury car and the boy fled in one of the vehicles. Their car spinned several times at the spot before coming to a halt. “I saw a young boy driving the luxury vehicle. He was alone in the car. When we went to check who was driving so negligently, we couldn’t find him. Probably, he was whisked away by his escorts. The Aston Martin’s air bags ejected and I noticed fire,” Smriti said.
“Within minutes, several luxury vehicles such as a Bentley and a Lamborghini came to the spot.
May be they were taking stock of the situation. Thankfully, we were unhurt. There was a pregnant woman with us and we were in immense trauma. A man from Lata Mangeshkar’s flat in Prabhu Kunj came to our rescue and offered us water,” she said.
Smriti’s husband Vikram registered a complaint. “We learnt that the Aston Martin had first hit an Audi in which two girls were travelling. After the accident, a man claimed to be owner and driver of the Aston Martin and admitted his fault. We told the police that he wasn’t the one driving,” said Smriti.