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Ferrari crash: Forensic team examines car

Kolkata: State forensic experts on Monday collected samples from the mangled portion of the Ferrari California T which has been kept at the Domjur police station since a fatal accident involving the high-end car killed a city-based businessman and injured his companion who was sitting next to him.
A five-member team of the state forensic experts headed by Wasim Raza reached Domjur police station on Monday morning and examined the ill-fated car. They searched for the Electronic Data Record (EDR) box from the car which might throw some light on how the accident occurred. According to a senior police officer at the Howrah district police, once the EDR box could be accessed, the investigators will be able to acquire various information related to speed of the vehicle moments before it hit the railing or the airbag did not open properly or any other technical glitches the car might have faced. The EDR will also record the conversation of the duo who were travelling in the car.
According to a forensic expert, the chip inside the EDR box will provide all related data as how the accident occurred or if there was any mechanical fault causing the accident.
Sources said the state government agencies lack the infrastructure to remove the EDR from the vehicle. It was also learnt that the police might seek assistance from the car manufacturing company on the removal of the EDR box from the vehicle.
However, many have raised questions whether the high-end sports car like Ferrari can be run on roads like National Highway 6 which are not prepared following the international guidelines.
Some also asked if there is any restriction on the high- end cars on such highways in the state.
It may be mentioned that Shibaji Roy, a city-based businessman, was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident while his friend Ashna Surana (21) was sitting next to him. Surana had suffered critical injuries in her body and is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the city. Her condition is still stated to be serious.
The car they were travelling in toppled on National Highway 6 at least 6-7 times before hitting the railing of a divider at Pakuria area of Domjur on Sunday morning.
According to the police, the victims were returning from Dankuni after having food. Roy used to go to Dankuni along with some of his friends almost every Sunday.
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