- Sources say the Ferrari lost control on the NH 6 highway
- The car seemingly hit the side of the road, smashing the driver's door
- The crash took place around an hour away from Kolkata
The accident took place around 9.30 am. The spot on NH 6 -- Pakuria area of Domjur - is around an hour's drive from Kolkata. NH 6 connects Kolkata to Mumbai.
Police sources said the driver of the Ferrari, which was on way to Kolkata, seems to have lost control of the vehicle while apparently travelling at a high speed. The police said the exact details will be revealed only after forensic tests.
Pictures from the site indicate the huge impact. The car had hit the wall of an adjoining flyover, smashing the driver's door, the entire front was reduced to a mass of mangled metal. A metal pipe, about 6 inches thick, can be seen piercing what is barely recognizable as the bonnet.
The injured woman has been admitted in a hospital in Kolkata. The police are yet to reveal the identity of the two.
The Ferrari California T is a two-door, hard top convertible with over 500 BHP. To put those numbers into perspective, a Maruti Swift makes 86 bhp. The on-road price of the car is around 4.4 crore in Delhi.
In July 2017, a man in his 20s died in an accident near Noida Sector 135, involving a speeding Lamborghini. The driver of the Swift Dzire tried to overtake the speeding high-end vehicle, which abruptly swerved to its left hitting a Maruti Eeco car.
The impact was such that the Eeco car rolled over into the forested area killing the driver instantly.
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