Driver decapitated in 119mph crash after car was 'stuck in cruise control'

Driver decapitated in 119mph crash after car was 'stuck in cruise control'
Published: 2016 November 24 19:18:54 (6735 Views)
A terrified driver told police his car was stuck on cruise control at 119 mph in a desperate 999 call moments before he was decapitated as he slammed into the back of a lorry, an inquest has heard.

Kaushal Gandhi's panicked pleas for help were recorded in a harrowing eight-minute call, made from the wheel of his out-of-control Skoda Octavia on the M40 motorway and played today at the inquest into his death.

The moment of impact was heard by the call handler as the 32-year-old motorist was killed instantly in the crash, Buckinghamshire Coroner's Court was told.

Company director Mr Gandhi struggled to control his speeding car as it accelerated before colliding with a lorry parked at the side of the road.

Moments earlier he had told the Thames Valley Police call handler that could not switch off the cruise control or stop his car.



But investigators who examined the wreckage of the Skoda found no evidence of any malfunction.

Emergency services who arrived at the scene soon after the crash found Mr Gandhi's headless body in the wreckage.

Almost the whole car was embedded under the lorry, with only its back wheels emerging and its roof torn off.

Toxicology tests found no substances that would have affected Mr Gandhi's driving.

Concluding the inquest, Mr Butler recorded a narrative verdict.

He added: "The vehicle was badly damaged in the collision but subsequent extensive investigations have not revealed any evidence of the faults described by Mr Gandhi."



Source - Mirror

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