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Old 6th October 2009, 09:41   #31
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some guys were doing a wheelspin and the jeep toppled due to lack of traction. The jeep fell on the co-drivers leg which got crushed.
Sheesh. Is that the reason why there is a guy lying down on the seat

Wasn't medical assistance offered?
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Old 6th October 2009, 11:12   #32
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This is what happens when one offers a challenging terrain and we cry foul that MGE doesnt give enough wheel spin! When we go as a selected group we know each others skills. However in the events like MGE there are over 60-70 vehicles and managing them and giving them instructions is a herculean task. Add to this there are people who do not want to listen as they think it is enough to have a driving license to drive offroad! I have heard numerous complaints that participants even fail to keep a convey and they try overtaking each other on wadi's! How crazy can you get!

Anyway i sincerely hope that guy is able to walk again on his foot.
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Old 6th October 2009, 11:24   #33
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That's true Vinod, MGE is dangerous because of offroad ignorant drivers rather than terrain. Mahindra also has the habit of handing out company owned 4x4 Scorpios to event sponsors. Such vehicles are usually driven by first time offroad drivers, who are not familiar with 4WD driving, and obviously not familiar with the vehicle. When in doubt they floor the pedal to the metal. Even drunk driving and joy riding is common in these events. It can really irritate serious off-road drivers.
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This is what happens when one offers a challenging terrain and we cry foul that MGE doesnt give enough wheel spin!
Vinod, wheel spinning here in coorg is different from what you think. it does not mean a challenging terrain. its just a open flat land where you take your vehicle on 360 deg round about with spinning all the 4 wheels.
at some point the spinning tires gain more traction and your vehicle will topple. Doing this kinda stuff is common in monsoon events here. When one starts doing this, the others will follow and land up in such accidents.

P.S: M&M didn't knew this and paid for it.
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@samurai-3 jeeps had already done wheelspins at the same spot resulting in removal of grass and loosening of mud(besides it was a rainy day)and therefore became slushy. so when the 4th jeep did a wheelspin there was barely any traction and the jeep is inclined to the outer side of the circumference of the wheelspin track . so the slush gave in, resulting in the topple.

@Beejay-Medical assistance was offered immediately. There were a bunch of paramedics in a scorpio on the offroad track. An ambulance was present at the nearest tarmac road.

P.S-The driver was drunk
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P.S-The driver was drunk
There you go. The driver was under the influence. I remember during the Munnar MGE marshals checked every vehicle for liquor and confiscated even beer bottles. The same was handed over at the end of the event.
How is it going to help, when liquor can even be bought on route?

Spare the wrath, the Coorg version of wheel spins sounds interesting.
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Vinod, wheel spinning here in coorg is different from what you think. it does not mean a challenging terrain. its just a open flat land where you take your vehicle on 360 deg round about with spinning all the 4 wheels.
at some point the spinning tires gain more traction and your vehicle will topple. Doing this kinda stuff is common in monsoon events here. When one starts doing this, the others will follow and land up in such accidents.

P.S: M&M didn't knew this and paid for it.
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Spare the wrath, the Coorg version of wheel spins sounds interesting.
In other words, Drifting on wet grass. After some time grass will vanish and these morons drift on mud .

Never ever i will see myself attending MGE. As Samurai told, its a shame for serious Off-Road drivers.

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Terrific location , mahandria rocks

But how come that Omini , in a great escape
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But how come that Omini , in a great escape

That is an ambulance.
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Wow thats good , any way thanks mate
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In other words, Drifting on wet grass. After some time grass will vanish and these morons drift on mud .

Never ever i will see myself attending MGE. As Samurai told, its a shame for serious Off-Road drivers.

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Infact, we need more serious Off-roaders to be a part of the MGE and all other events too. It makes it easier for the organisers and makes it more fun for everyone as the serious guys can cajole the new-comers into driving more responsibly. Hope to see you at all forthcoming events.
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