Porsche Taycan accident in Pune; reports that parents of 17-year-old offered driver money to plead guilty – INDIA – GENERAL


PUNE: Indications are that the parents tried to save the 17-year-old in the accident in which a speeding Porsche car killed two engineers. The driver told police that he was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident. It was the mother and father of the 17-year-old who asked the driver to make this statement to the police. They also offered to pay him money as a reward instead of pleading guilty.

During questioning, the 17-year-old told police that his driver was driving the car. His two friends who were with him at the time of the accident also supported him. Following this, the driver was questioned on Thursday. However, the investigation revealed that the 17-year-old suspected of causing the accident had also driven cars before. The 17-year-old was driving an Audi car owned by his father, who works in real estate.

Pune Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar rejected the allegation that the 17-year-old who was brought to the police station after causing the accident had bought a burger and pizza. Police arrested the 17-year-old’s father, Vishal Agarwal, following the May 19 accident.

Strong protests took place on social media after the 17-year-old who caused an accident by driving a Porsche Taycan at speeds of more than 200 km while drunk was immediately released on bail. The car has been running for months, with only a six-month temporary registration from Karnataka. The car’s registration was pending since March due to non-payment of Rs 1,758 fees. Officials informed that the vehicle owner has to pay this amount and obtain registration.

The 17-year-old caused the accident last Saturday when he was speeding at over 200 kmph after drinking with his friends in a Porsche Taycan worth Rs 2.5 crore. Two 24-year-old software engineers from Jabalpur, MP, Anish Awadhia and Ashwini Kosta, were killed in the accident.