Left: File Photo Dr Anahita Pandole
Anahita Pandole is a Mumbai-based gynaecologist who was behind the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz GLC at the time of the accident. The SUV was carrying four occupants including the driver when it crashed on the bridge over Surya river on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway on September 4. Cyrus and Jahangir Pandole, who were riding in the backseat lost their lives in the accident.
File Photo: Cyrus Mistry
Since the accident, Mercedes-Benz has conducted an investigation on the particular GLC SUV. The state of Maharashtra has made seatbelts for both front and rear passengers mandatory and other states are now rallying for the same. The GLC SUV in which the party of four was travelling, has a Euro NCAP safety rating of 5 stars. It features safety equipment such as 7 Airbags with knee protection, seat belt warning, overspeed warning, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, traction control and a lot more.
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