According to the officer, the Mercedes automobile travelled 20 kilometres in just nine minutes after passing through the Charoti checkpoint in Maharashtra’s Palghar district, 120 kilometres from Mumbai.
Mistry (54) and Jahangir Pandole were both instantly killed when the car collided with a road barrier on a bridge over the Surya river.
At 2.30 PM, Mistry was travelling from Ahmedabad to Mumbai when the tragedy occurred.
Gynecologist Anahita Pandole, who practises in Mumbai, was the driver (55).
She and her husband Darius Pandole (60) suffered severe injuries in the collision.
“According to a preliminary inquiry, the car accident was caused by overspeeding and a mistake in judgement. neither of the deceased wore a seatbelt, “added the official.
“Palghar police found the automobile had crossed the check post at 2.21 pm and the collision took place 20 km ahead (in the direction of Mumbai),” he stated, “when reviewing the footage taken by CCTV cameras at the Charoti check post.”
The official stated that this indicates the car travelled 20 km (from the check point) in only nine minutes and that the accident occurred at 2.30 pm on the Surya river bridge.
Jahangir Pandole and Mistry were seated at the rear. According to authorities, Darius Pandole was driving and his wife Anahita Pandole was in the front passenger seat.
The driver of the car, according to an eyewitness, attempted to pass another vehicle from the left side but lost control and slammed into the road barrier.
According to the official, the remains of Mistry and Jahangir Pandole were sent to Mumbai’s publicly funded J J Hospital for a postmortem.
Darius Pandole, a former independent director of the Tata Group of enterprises, has a brother named Jahangir Pandole.
Devendra Fadnavis, the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra and the minister in charge of housing, has instructed police to look into the disaster in great detail.