Reliance Aston Martin crash: Audi driver says no compensation given

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Late evening yesterday, we carried out a report which stated that Foram Ruparel and Vikram Mishra, the two victims of the recent Aston Martin crash, have received replacement cars from Reliance as compensation for the damages suffered by their cars. (Click here to read our earlier story)

Most of you here would remember that only days earlier, a speeding Aston Martin Rapide owned by Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance group, had crashed into Ms Ruparel’s Audi on Peddar Road in South Mumbai. After crashing into the Audi, the Rapide flew over the divider and hit a luxury bus. The car then rolled ahead and collided with Mr Mishra’s Hyundai Elantra. It was recently being said that both Foram and Mishra have been given an Audi A6 and a Skoda Superb respectively as compensation for their earlier models.

Now, in a development that can be best described as confusing, another media group reports that Ruparel has come forward to state that the new Audi that she has been provided with comes to her from the insurance company of her earlier car.

It may be noted that Tushar Ruparl, father of Foram, was earlier being quoted by media to have said,“On Monday we informed the investigating officer Assistant Police Inspector Ravindra Pawar that we want to withdraw the case and on Tuesday we received the new cars. We are satisfied with the compensation,

Now, there are a couple of things that we have been left wondering about-

  • The crash happened on 12th this month, which is just a fortnight back. Now, we really wonder if the insurance companies have become so quick with providing compensation for accidental-damages suffered by a car insured by them. 
  • It is being said that Ruparel’s earlier Audi is undergoing repairs and will be soon back with her. Now that she claims that she has got a ‘replacement’ Audi as compensation from insurance company, we wonder how it is possible for her to get her old car back. 

What do you feel about all this? Is there something ‘hanky-phanky’ about all these turn of events? Do hare your thoughts with us by penning them down in the comments section below.

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  • Please let me know the next time Aston Martin is on the road… I guess i should get a Fortuner as a replacement for my i20. Seriously, as per my prospective the moral of the story – If you have The MONEY, law does not apply. Period.
    Just imagine what would have happened if the Elantra had crashed into the AM.

    @ Arvid Thakrar, Sir though i completely agree that no one was injured and End of story. What we should be aware of is – How did tis happen & Who did it – so that we can proactively take measures to try and avoid such incidents cos the next time somebody might just get hurt.

    And where is it written that if the damage is compensated the Law is not applicable?

  • Suvrat Sehgal says:

    Please let me know the next time Aston Martin is on the road… I guess i should get a Fortuner as a replacement for my i20. Seriously, as per my prospective the moral of the story – If you have The MONEY, law does not apply. Period.
    Just imagine what would have happened if the Elantra had crashed into the AM.

    @ Arvid Thakrar, Sir though i completely agree that no one was injured and End of story. What we should be aware of is – How did tis happen & Who did it – so that we can proactively take measures to try and avoid such incidents cos the next time somebody might just get hurt.

    And where is it written that if the damage is compensated the Law is not applicable?

  • Anonymous says:

    why all the fuss over a single episode of accident. things like this happen every second of the day.. motoroids should not focus on such silly issues.

  • I can not see what all the fuss is about. Private properties (cars) are damaged. No injuries are sustained by anyone. The parties involved have resolved the matter amicably between themselves. End of story.