News has filtered through over the last couple of days about a Lamborghini LP550-2 crash that happened in India early on Sunday morning. The wreck killed the driver, 27-year-old Anukul Rishi, and seriously injured a cyclist, 18-year-old Kishan Lal.
The accident happened on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor, a type of tram system for buses, near Krishi Vihar, Dehli. Rishi, a business development head in his father’s real estate company MVL Limited, was travelling alongside the segregated corridor when he lost control of the rear-wheel drive Lamborghini. This caused him to swerve and hit the dividing wall. The car then veered across the two-lane highway hitting Lal on the pavement.
It’s believed that Anukul Rishi was killed by a detatched piece of fencing that ripped open his stomach. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time. The cause of the accident is still being investigated, however, witnesses suggest that high-speed was the major contributing factor. Kishan Lal is still in hospital with both hands and legs paralysed. Doctors are not sure whether he will be able to walk again.
The car was registered to PC Jewellers who released the following statement:
It is true that the car was registered in the company’s name. We had bought the car in November 2011 from the Lamborghini showroom at Samrat Hotel. Since it is a sports car, very few people in the company could actually drive it, so it was usually parked at the main office in Karol Bagh. Anukul Rishi expressed his desire to purchase the car. So, we allowed him to take the car for trial runs. While the car was legally registered with us, the papers for its sale were being prepared.