A horrifying accident involving a Lamborghini, Ferrari, and a camper van recently occurred in Italy, with Bollywood actress Gayatri Joshi and her billionaire husband, Vikas Oberoi, caught in the midst of it. The two luxury vehicles’ attempt to overtake the camper van resulted in a tragic accident that claimed two lives.
While on vacation in Sardinia, Italy, Gayatri Joshi, known for her role in the Bollywood movie ‘Swades’ alongside renowned Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan, and her husband Vikas Oberoi, who happens to be the Managing Director of Oberoi Constructions, a leading real estate firm in India, found themselves in a devastating accident during the Sardinia Supercar Tour.
The tour, a luxury car parade stretching from Teulada to Olbia, displays high-end vehicles. However, this showcase of luxury took a dark turn on a narrow rural road in Sardinia.
A Dashcam’s Tale Of How Gayatri Joshi’s Lamborghini Crashed!
Captured on a dashcam, the gruesome incident began when a Lamborghini Huracan Spyder, driven by Vikas and Gayatri, and a Ferrari California attempted to overtake a slow-moving campervan. Reports and videos suggest that the eager Ferrari driver tried to overtake the Lamborghini, resulting in a collision between the two supercars.
The impact caused the Ferrari to slam into the campervan, leading the van to lose control and flip over. The aftermath was dire; the Ferrari ignited flames while the Lamborghini veered off the road, crashing into the roadside.
Tragically, the Swiss couple inside the Ferrari, Melissa Krautli, 63, and Markus Krautli, 67, perished in the blaze. Photos circulating online show a visibly shaken Gayatri Joshi sitting by the side of the road near her crashed Lamborghini, coming to terms with the harrowing incident.
Gayatri and her husband escaped the crash with only minor injuries. The couple inside the camper van, residents of Selva di Val Gardena aged 61 and 62, sustained minor injuries and were immediately transported to a nearby hospital.
Eyewitness Accounts and Investigation
A bystander who recorded the incident on his dashcam provided invaluable evidence to the authorities. The remains of all involved vehicles have since been seized, and an official investigation is underway.
The recent report suggests that Vikas Oberoi has not been charged, sources from Oberoi Realty informed CNBC-TV18 on Thursday, despite reports suggesting he is under investigation for a road-related homicide.
Could The Crash Have Been Avoided?
The incident is a stark reminder of the dangers of impatient driving, particularly on narrow roads. Both supercar drivers made judgment errors when overtaking a larger vehicle on a tight stretch. Had either the driver waited for a clearer and safer opportunity to overtake or if there had been more awareness of other vehicles making similar maneuvers, this tragedy might have been averted. Furthermore, participating in luxury car events should come with increased awareness and responsibility, considering the high speeds and stakes involved.
All drivers need to remember the importance of patience on the road, understanding vehicle limitations, and being aware of the surrounding environment. One momentary lapse in judgment can have life-altering consequences.
What’s So Exclusive About The Sardinia Supercar Tour?
The Supercar Tour is an extravagant five-day event, kicking off in Poltu Quatu in the northeast and wrapping up at the iconic Cala di Volpe in Costa Smeralda, circling the Mediterranean’s second-largest island. Throughout the tour, participants drive along the scenic coastlines, stopping at breathtaking locations like Cala Gonone and Chia Laguna, where they’re treated to pristine beaches and tranquil poolside lounging. Off the road, the itinerary includes activities ranging from yoga and horseback riding to kayaking, cycling, and culinary sessions.
The journey isn’t just about the cars and the coastline. The tour dives deep into the island’s heritage, stopping by historic villages and giving participants a glimpse of local life – all complemented by fine wine and gourmet dining. As for accommodations, only the best hotels are on the list, ensuring a luxurious stay. The driving experience is enriched by a convoy of elite supercars, with participants getting behind the wheels of brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Aston Martin, McLaren, and Porsche, to name a few.
While each day involves about five hours of driving, there are ample breaks for unique activities and sightseeing, including must-stop vista points for those perfect snapshots. The icing on the cake? A sumptuous dinner in Porto Cervo, set against the backdrop of a stunning harbor. An additional highlight is a lavish boat charter to the La Maddalena Archipelago National Park, a gem in the island’s northern part, renowned for its stunning beaches, diverse marine life, and historic World War II bunker.