A five-member team of Mercedes Benz arrived in the city yesterday to examine the road accident in which Andhra Pradesh minister P Narayana’s son Nishith was killed.
The Mercedes Benz sent three experts - one each from Germany, Chennai and Delhi along with two other members from Hyderabad - to look into the matter. Nishith had been driving G-63 AMG model of Mercedes, says sources.
The Jubilee Hills Police said that the damaged car was shown to the team of experts. The team cleared doubts raised by the police. Among other things, the police wanted to know whether the vehicle could travel at 200 kmph as shown by the speedometer after the accident. Police had doubts that the speed indicator malfunctioned after the accident and erroneously stopped at 200 kmph.
The police also ascertained the capacity of the air bags and at what speed they open. They asked about other security features of the vehicle to try and arrive at a conclusion about the reasons that led to the fatal accident.
On May 10, Nishith and his friend K Raja Ravi Chandra died in a road accident after their car hit a Metro Rail pillar while they were traveling on Jubilee Hills Road No 36. The Mercedes Benz team came to city on the request of Jubilee Hills police, who went to their showroom at Bowenpally where the damaged car was shifted for analysis.
However, the team is yet to give a report.