The preliminary autopsy of Indian business leader Cyrus Mistry, which was conducted at Mumbai's JJ Hospital, showed that he sustained severe head trauma and multiple fractures in his head region, chest, thigh, and neck in the accident.
He sustained various injuries to his vital organs, leading to his death. His viscera and blood samples have been preserved for further examination.
Jahangir Pandole, who was seated along with Mistry in the car, also died of similar injuries.
"Other than multiple fractures, both of the deceased sustained blunt injuries in their viral organs due to the impact of the accident which caused internal bleeding. Mistry sustained major head trauma along with fractures," a doctor from JJ Hospital was quoted as saying by Indian Express.
Police in Palghar Have Obtained CCTV Footage
Police in Maharashtra’s Palghar district have obtained the CCTV footage of the Mercedes car in which Mistry, former chairman of Tata Sons, was travelling to Mumbai, shortly before it crashed, killing him and his friend, an official said on Monday.
The footage shows the car passing through the Dapchari check post in Palghar district at 2:21 pm on Sunday, he said.
The car hit a road divider on a bridge over the Surya river on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway at around 2:30 pm, killing Mistry (54) and Jahangir Pandole on the spot.
The police team probing the crash are examining the CCTV footage for further leads, the official said.
Another police officer said the person behind the wheel had covered a distance of 20 km in just nine minutes, meaning the luxury car was being driven at a speed of 180-190 km per hour.
The car was being driven by Mumbai-based gynaecologist Dr Anahita Pandole (55), a family friend of Mistry. She and her husband Darius Pandole (60) were seriously injured in the accident and are undergoing treatment in a Mumbai hospital.
The probe team will submit a detailed report which will be forwarded to Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who has ordered an investigation into the road accident.
(With inputs from PTI and The Indian Express.)