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Speeding driver lost control of car

The iron rods of the bus stop railing proved fatal for 26-year-old Anukool Rishi.

delhi Updated: Feb 20, 2012 01:25 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

The iron rods of the bus stop railing proved fatal for 26-year-old Anukool Rishi.

Director of a Gurgaon-based real estate firm, Rishi was hit in the stomach by the iron rods after the door of the high-end Lamborghini car came off as it crashed into the railing.

Police said Rishi, who did his MBA from the UK, probably could not control the car. A Lamborghini can reach a speed of 350km/hr. “It is difficult to control a vehicle at such high speed. And after hitting the lane separator, he lost the car balance completely,” a police officer said.

The car first climbed the divider while overtaking another vehicle. It then hit the railing and climbed the footpath before coming to a standstill after hitting a traffic signal, police said. "He was driving in the extreme left lane. Since the lane is narrow, overtaking can sometimes lead to accidents. Also, the lane separator is not very tall and one can easily lose balance if driving at high speed," the officer added.

Though the car got dragged another 100m after the first collision, police say there are chances Rishi died in the first collision itself. "He rammed into the railing installed before the Krishi Nagar bus stop in front of Panchsheel Enclave around 5.20am. He was driving at a speed of over 200km/hr," a senior police officer said, on the condition of anonymity.

Police sources also said that Rishi was not wearing the seatbelt. Otherwise, they said, his life could have been saved. "He died due to injuries in his stomach. When the car first hit the railing, over a dozen iron rods hit him in the stomach. Even the air bag could not save him as he was thrown out of the car," the officer added.

Police believe that Rishi was coming from Noida but this remains to be ascertained as they haven't spoken to his family yet.

They are also tightlipped over the ownership of the Lamborghini car as sources said it belongs to one of the leading jewellers of Delhi.

Rishi's post-mortem examination has been conducted and the report is awaited. The exam will reveal whether he was driving drunk or not.

First Published: Feb 20, 2012 00:39 IST