Fatal Lamborghini crash in Delhi's BRT corridor
NEW DELHI: The 26-year-old son of a real estate tycoon died in the early hours of Sunday when the Lamborghini he was driving crashed at high speed into the railings adjoining a bus stand in south Delhi's BRT corridor. A cyclist was critically injured in the accident.
Anukool Rishi, whose father P A Rishi is chairman of MVL Ltd, was thrown out of the car as the impact ripped apart the door on the driver's side. He was declared 'brought dead' at hospital. The accident took place around 5am, police said.
Police said Anukool lost control of the vehicle, which climbed a lane separator before ramming into the railings at the Krishi Vihar Bus stand near Panchsheel on the Bus Rapid Transit stretch.
The Lamborghini broke 20 spokes of the railing and kept moving ahead for around 150 metres, before it hit the cyclist Kishan, 50, and stopped after banging into a pole. Police sources said, going by the damage, the car would have been moving at more than 150kmph.
Anukool was director of business development at MVL, a company that also manufactures mobile phones. He was coming from the Chirag Delhi side and moving towards Moolchand. His blood samples have been sent to test for alcohol. No one apart from Kishan actually saw the accident, police said.
Badri Nath Dubey, a guard at a nearby bungalow, was the first to reach the spot and immediately made a PCR call.
"When I came out of the bungalow on hearing the crash, I saw broken railings on the right side of the road. The wreckage of an orange car lay under a bent traffic light pole on the left and two injured persons were lying on the road," he said.
Anukool, who had got married on November 19, succumbed to his injuries even though the airbags of the car popped out. Police suspect he was not wearing a seat belt and may have been trying to overtake another vehicle. However, the cops have not given an official account of how the accident took place because there were no eyewitnesses.
"We received a call around 5.15am. We rushed the victims to the AIIMS Trauma Centre where the driver of the Lamborghini was found dead while the other person was admitted for treatment. We have registered a case under appropriate sections of IPC and now the accident cell will further investigate the matter," said a senior police officer.
Kishan, a resident of Dakshinpuri, was employed in central Delhi and was on his way to work. He was immediately taken to the AIIMS Trauma Centre by the marshals at the corridor, but was not in a position to give a statement till late in the evening. Doctors said he had suffered head injuries. However, he is reported to be out of danger and stable.
The body of Anukool was handed over to the family following the postmortem. The police are waiting for the autopsy report for further details.