Shibaji Roy, the director of one of Kolkata’s most prominent business establishments, died in an accident involving a Ferrari on Sunday morning in the West Bengal capital. He was 43.
Roy was behind the wheels of a Ferrari California T – a high-end sports car – when it rammed into a divider in Domjur area on the National Highway 6. According to the Times of India, Roy was forced to take a sharp turn when a truck in front of his car suddenly slowed down.
Details of how the crash happened will be clear only after police completes forensic tests.
The director of ML Roy & Co. Sanitations Pvt Ltd, Roy was known as a sports car enthusiast. He was on his way back from Dankuni with a group of his friends and family members. According to reports, the group was travelling in a fleet of sports cars at the time of the accident.
Another person travelling in Roy’s car was admitted to hospital with serious injuries. Roy was taken to hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. Roy’s son, who was accompanying him on the trip, was in a different car.
Pictures of the accident show a mangled Ferrari with a metal pipe piercing through the bonnet. Reports say that airbags were deployed upon impact.
A report in Times of India says it took about an hour to pull Roy out of the mangled car.
He is survived by his wife and son.