The driver of a speeding Aston Martin lost control and crashed into an Audi at 1.30am on Peddar Road on Sunday. As soon as it hit the Audi, the front right wheel of the luxury car rolled off. The Aston Martin driver then abandoned the car and fled the spot.
No one was injured.
The ultra-luxury car is reportedly owned by a high-profile businessman, but the police are unwilling to divulge his name. The police are mum on the hit-and-run case. So much so that they have even gone to the extent of covering the Aston Martin, which is parked in front of Gamdevi police station. They could not give any reason why they have covered the car. Police commissioner Satyapal Singh said he had “no idea” about the incident.
Assistant police inspector Ravi Pawar of Gamdevi police station said, “The Aston Martin (MH01-BK-99) was speeding from Peddar Road towards Haji Ali. The man at the wheel lost control and crashed into a white Audi (MH14-DN-6666) and the luxury car’s front right wheel got detached.”
The fact that the car’s wheel came off shows the speed at which it was being driven.
Pawar added that the Audi jumped the divider and came to a halt on the south-bound lane of Peddar Road after hitting a luxury bus. “The Aston Martin hit another vehicle on the north-bound road, a Hyundai Elantra. The Aston Martin travelled 200 metres on three wheels and halted in front of Cadbury House. The driver abandoned the car and fled,” Pawar said. The luxury car is worth a few crores.
Passersby alerted the police on nakabandi duty at Haji Ali junction. “The Audi was driven by 25-year-old Ghatkopar resident Phorum Ruparel, also the complainant. Thane-resident Vikram Mishra, 45, who was driving the Hyundai Elantra, sustained minor injuries,” said Pawar.
“We have registered a case under sections 279 (rash driving) and 337 (endangering life or personal safety of others) of the IPC and relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act. The complainant and eyewitnesses couldn’t see the Aston Martin driver,” said additional commissioner of police, south region, Krishna Prakash.