Rolls-Royce Phantom Goes Up in Smoke in Tragic Crash
On August 23, 2023, a Rolls-Royce Phantom collided with an oil tanker on the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, near the Umri village in Haryana, India. The accident killed two people in the Rolls-Royce and injured three others.
The duo got trapped inside and failing to escape out of the vehicle, were unfortunately burnt alive. However, another cabin occupant inside the truck was rescued and is receiving treatment currently.
It is reported that the oil tanker was travelling on the wrong side of the highway before it hit the car.
As both the vehicles were said to be running at high speeds, the collision was so impactful that the truck, which was carrying diesel, overturned and caught fire.
The Rolls-Royce was reportedly being driven at a speed of more than 230 kilometres per hour (143 miles per hour). It hit the back of the oil tanker, carrying 35,000 litres of diesel. The impact caused the Rolls-Royce to burst into flames and the tanker to overturn.
The Rolls Royce Phantom 8 caught fire on the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway due to a collision with a petrol truck. pic.twitter.com/XAj48M89Gw— Warpaint Journal (@WarpaintJournal) August 23, 2023
The two people who died in the Rolls-Royce were identified as Divya and Tasbir, both from Chandigarh. The three injured people were Vikas, from Delhi, and the driver and assistant of the oil tanker.
The Haryana Police are investigating the accident. They are looking into whether the driver of the Rolls-Royce was speeding and whether the oil tanker was driving on the wrong side of the road.
The accident has highlighted the dangers of speeding and distracted driving. It has also raised questions about the safety of Rolls-Royce cars. While Rolls-Royce cars are known for their luxury and comfort, they have not been officially rated by trusted safety agencies.
The accident is a tragedy for the families and friends of the victims. It is also a reminder of the importance of safe driving.