WOODSIDE -- The Indian woman killed when her car flipped on a rural San Mateo County road while out sightseeing with her son and husband was identified as Sarbani Banerjee, officials said Thursday.
The 49-year-old woman's son, Shamik Banerjee, 31, of Mountain View, was driving his parents north on scenic Skyline Boulevard Wednesday when he lost control of his Toyota Camry. It veered into oncoming traffic just before 7 p.m. and collided with a Chevrolet about three miles south of La Honda Road, California Highway Patrol Officer Art Montiel said.
The son was unhurt and managed to pull his father, Kalyan Banerjee, 61, of Howrah, India, free of the overturned vehicle. No information was available Thursday on the condition of the elder Banerjee, who was taken to Stanford Hospital by helicopter with moderate injuries. However, the mother was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The collision came during the parents' visit to the United States. The city the family was from, Howrah is across a river from Kolkata, one of India's largest cities.
It remained unclear Thursday why the son veered off the road, onto the shoulder and then into the path of a southbound Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by a Lake County woman. She suffered minor injuries, Montiel said.
The crash remains under investigation, but it does not appear alcohol was involved.
"At this point it looks like he was just taking them out sightseeing," Montiel said.
Staff writer Eric Kurhi contributed to this report. Contact Joshua Melvin at 650-348-4335. Follow him at Twitter.com/melvinreport.