New Delhi: Delhi police has urged the public to ‘buckle up every time’ a day after former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry was killed in a car crash. Preliminary investigation by police found that the two people died in the accident were not wearing seat belts.
Sharing a graphic image about ensuring safety during road accidents, Delhi Police advised the public to wear seatbelts no matter where you are sitting, in front or in back.
“Don’t go fast. Fasten your seat belt. Doesn’t matter where you are sitting, front seats or back seats. Wear seat belts. Buckle up every single time!” Delhi Police tweeted.
Don’t go fast. Fasten your seatbelt.
Doesn't matter where you are sitting, front seats or back seats.
Buckle up every single time!#RoadSafety#DelhiPoliceCares pic.twitter.com/zQMUORyDhq
— Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) September 5, 2022
Mistry along with a co-passenger were killed in a car crash on Sunday after the car hit a road divider on a bridge in Maharashtra’s Palghar district. The accident happened at around 2:30 pm when Mistry was returning to Mumbai from Ahmedabad.
A preliminary probe has found that none of the passengers were wearing seat belts and over-speeding and the error of judgment by the driver has been highlighted as the cause of the accident by the police.
A police officer on Sunday night said that “While analysing the CCTV footage captured at the Charoti check post, Palghar Police found that the car had crossed the check post around 2.21 pm and the accident occurred 20 km ahead (in the direction of Mumbai).”