Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s brother and family members got injured after an accident in Mysuru, Karnataka. The accident happened earlier today and Prime Minister’s brother Prahlad Modi was travelling with his son, daughter-in-law and grandson. They were travelling to Bandipura in Mercedes-Benz GLS when the accident happened.
The accident took place 13 km away from Mysuru city near Kadkola. While the exact details of the accident are not out and there is no information on how exactly the Mercedes-Benz GLS hit the divider, it seems like a high-speed accident.
According to the information available, the car was travelling at high speed when it hit a divider. The impact caused the front axle of the Mercedes-Benz GLS to break. We can see from the pictures that the front of the SUV is severely damaged.
The pictures also show the airbags of the GLS are open including the curtain airbags. All the passengers of the vehicle were shifted to JS Hospital in Mysuru. Only minor injuries are reported and all the passengers are in stable condition and are out of danger.
Police are yet to make a comment on the accident. Senior police officers are at the spot and are investigating how the accident happened. Pictures of the Mercedes-Benz GLS being removed from the spot have become viral on the Internet.
The safety net of Mercedes-Benz GLS
GLS is one of the safest SUVs in the market and it is equivalent to Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The car offers 7 airbags including curtain, seat-mounted side airbags, front airbags and driver’s knee airbags. Apart from the airbags, there is a plethora of active and passive safety features available in the GLS that keeps passengers safe in such accidents.
With the pictures suggesting a high-speed crash, the SUV has definitely done its job to keep the passengers safe and limiting the injuries too.
The Mercedes-Benz GLS is available in two variants – 350d and 400. We are not sure about the exact variant of the car owned by the actor. The GLS offers extreme luxury and comes with features like LED Intelligent Light System, and 20-inch alloy wheels finished in a dark theme. Randeep Hooda got the SUV in a brilliant blue shade, which makes the SUV look extremely good. Randeep Hooda has got the Grand Edition guise of the GLS, which gets a few extra features.
The GLS gets both petrol and diesel engine options. The 350d is powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 225 Bhp and a peak torque of 620 Nm. The petrol-powered GLS gets a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine that develops a maximum of 329 Bhp and 480 Nm of peak torque. Both the engine versions are offered with 9-speed automatic transmission. Both the vehicles get the 4MATIC system, which is the name given by Mercedes-Benz to its 4WD system.