Cyrus Mistry Car Crash: Mercedes-Benz India, which is cooperating in the investigation of the accident, was aboard the company's SUV GLC 220d
Luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz India on Tuesday said it is cooperating with the authorities in the investigation into the car accident that led to the death of former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry. Mistry (54) and his friend Jehangir Pandole died on Sunday afternoon when their Mercedes GLC 220d 4matic car rammed into a road divider in Maharashtra’s Palghar district. On Tuesday, Cyrus Mistry was cremated in Worli, central Mumbai. “As a responsible brand that respects customer privacy, our team is cooperating with executives where possible, and we will provide any clarifications directly to them,” the automaker said in a statement
The German auto major said it would continue efforts to raise road safety awareness as a responsible manufacturer by equipping its vehicles with the latest safety features and technologies. “We are deeply saddened by the untimely demise of Cyrus Mistry and Jehangir Pandole in an unfortunate road accident. We are also glad to learn that Anahita Pandole and Darius Pandole are recovering. We wish them a speedy recovery,” the statement said. Wish.” Earlier in the day, a team from the company collected vehicle data which would be decrypted for further analysis.
The car was equipped with a pre-safe system
Konkan Range Inspector General of Police Sanjay Mohite told PTI that other details like tire pressure and brake fluid level of the car will also be examined to ascertain the cause of the accident. The unfortunate vehicle was the 2017 GLC 220d 4MATIC, which is equipped with seven airbags in total. The latest variant of the all-wheel drive model comes with a price tag of upwards of Rs.68 lakhs. It has a ‘Pre-Safe System’ where the front seat belt can be electrically extended in dangerous situations.
According to the Mercedes-Benz India website, the GLC’s Pre-Safe system minimizes the forward displacement of riders while braking or skidding in an imminent accident. The fatal accident took place on the bridge of Surya river when the four persons were on their way from Gujarat to Mumbai. A police officer had earlier said that the deceased was not wearing a seat belt, adding that over speeding and an “error of judgment” by the driver caused the accident