Two cars involved in a head-on collision at Suresnes, May 12, when Aly Khan, son of the late Aga Khan, was killed, were filmed the following day outside Puteaux police station, Paris.
GV. Aly Khan's wrecked car.
SCU. Smashed front of car.
CU. Ditto. PAN to bonnet.
SCU. Smashed windscreen.
SV.PAN. from door to blood on roof.
SV.PAN. from steering-wheel
CU. Bent steering-wheel.
SV.PAN. along car.
GV. Ditto with onlookers.
GV. Foch de Suresnes Hospital.
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Background: Two cars involved in a head-on collision at Suresnes, May 12, when Aly Khan, son of the late Aga Khan, was killed, were filmed the following day outside Puteaux police station, Paris.
Driving a gray Lancia, with former French model Bettina by his side and his chauffeur in the back seat, the 48-year-old Aly Khan sustained fatal injuries as his car was hit by a Belgian Simca Aronde travelling in the opposite direction.
Although both cars were badly damaged, the other three people - including company director Charles Bichaton, driver of the Simca - escaped with slight injuries. Aly Khan, his chest crushed by the impact of the collision, was taken to Foch de Suresnes Hospital where he died shortly afterwards. Bettina - Mlle Simone Bodin - received treatment at St Cloud Hospital.
An examining magistrate in Paris, May 13, opened a judicial inquiry into the circumstances of the car crash. Meanwhile, the Aga Khan, Aly Khan's first wife, and his brother , Prince Sadruddhin Khan, have arrived in the French capital. The Supreme Council of the Aga Khan in Pakistan has sent a telegram requesting that the body of Aly Khan be flown to Karachi for burial.