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Old 25th January 2018, 16:01   #25546
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Apparently trying a "Selfie" with a moving train & eventually knocked down by it.
The news article says, he is lucky to survive, hence can guess no casualty. However, some comments on this news on the website are hilarious.
stupidity has a new yardstick. If he did not have a family, I wouldn't be glad he survived.

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Saved because of the truck driver's attentiveness and air brakes. Being not loaded also would have helped as momentum is less.
good brakes on the truck, helped by the moderate speed he was doing. Had he been 10% faster, it would mean 21% further to stop and the scene would change from 2 escaped to 2 dead.

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Protesters in Bhopal accidentally torched the car of their fellow activist.
serves them right
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Old 25th January 2018, 16:02   #25547
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Yes, Helmets, sure: valid mesage in itself, but... How is wearing a helmet supposed to help an idiot who rides into the side of a truck?
Business opportunity for crush-proof helmets?

I mean sure the current, properly certified helmets can probably help one survive being run over by a small vehicle, but imagine being able to lie under passing trucks for selfies!

P.S. Does that need an '/s'? One can never tell what people are willing to believe these days
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Old 25th January 2018, 16:11   #25548
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The selfie guy should be awarded Moron of the year award and this clip should be shown in every seminar related to accidents.

As for the truck incident the ladies were really really lucky. Truck was quite slow due to intersection, plus he was attentive, plus unloaded. All combinations saved them. Can't even call these ladies morons cos 80% 2 wheeler riders I encounter every day drive like this. Without a care in the world for rules, law, fellow drivers etc. They believe they are invincible and its the duty of others to watch for them.
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Old 25th January 2018, 23:50   #25549
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This incident happened right in front of my eyes in Tirupathi and my dashcam captured it in minute details.
These kind of morons are available dime a dozen on roads.
After hitting the truck from the side, he left the bike handle and was hanging on to the truck and was trying to get rid og the bike, which refused to go away and kept banging the truck multiple times, trying its best to get under the rear wheels
Finally he kissed the tarmac but everybody around burst into laughter and I continued my way forward, as I don't have spare time for such jokers.

For a change, the truck driver had some rods fitted between his front and rear wheels. Shall we call them Suicide prevention bars :
[If they are behind the truck, they are called under run bars, but on the side what are they called?

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Please ignore the audio. that's how we responded about the unbelievable happening in front of our eyes :-)

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...If they are behind the truck, they are called under run bars, but on the side what are they called?...
They're called under-run protection wherever they are located. The aim is to prevent a smaller/lower vehicle from getting under a larger/taller vehicle.

We have a thread explaining this here.

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Old 26th January 2018, 08:27   #25551
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This incident happened right in front of my eyes

NOTE: I have the video but not sure how to upload it, hence sharing some frames from screen grabs.
You can upload it to YouTube and post the link here which will automatically post the video.
That's two times now we seem to have seen a trucker 'prevent' a suicidal accident.
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After hitting the truck from the side, he left the bike handle and was hanging on to the truck and was trying to get rid og the bike, which refused to go away and kept banging the truck multiple times, trying its best to get under the rear wheels
Finally he kissed the tarmac but everybody around burst into laughter and I continued my way forward, as I don't have spare time for such jokers.
On the contrary you should post the video in "The official Jokes" thread.

We all can have a good laugh.
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This incident happened right in front of my eyes in Tirupathi and my dashcam captured it in minute details.
These kind of morons are available dime a dozen on roads.
This looks like a movie scene. Hero chasing the villain in the truck and trying to climb on to the truck.
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The selfie guy should be awarded Moron of the year award
This clip will soon feature in the Darwin Awards also-rans Twitter account, I expect:

https://twitter.com/AwardsDarwin

He doesn't qualify for the award, though.

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Old 26th January 2018, 11:08   #25555
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Here is the video of the accident that I was posting pictures of, a couple of posts above:



Please ignore the audio. that's how we responded about the unbelievable happening in front of our eyes :-)

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Weirdest crash I've seen. The biker should thank the truck driver, truck owner and his luck for staying alive.
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For a change, the truck driver had some rods fitted between his front and rear wheels.
These bars are standard on new trucks, but a few months on the roads, morons who hit from the sides, bad roads etc break them off.

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I'm pained to post in this thread as a victim of a small accident.
My car which was rear ended by a Zen today morning around 7.50am in the Nelamangala Elevated Toll road, Bangalore.
I was going to Melkote with my entire family (4 adults + 1 child, me included). I was doing about 75kmph (speed limit in the elevated toll road is 80kmph) when suddenly the traffic ahead of me slowed abruptly to a stop. The vehicle immediately ahead of me was a mini-truck who came to a halt and I had to brake hard to come to a halt behind him. I stopped about 3-4 meters behind this truck. About a second later, I hear a crash from behind to find this Zen rear-ending me. All of us were buckled-up and hence no injuries or whiplash whatsoever.

My wife quickly took snaps of both vehicles with damages. I demanded the guy to accompany me to the nearest police station. At first, he said ok. He gave me his name and mobile number. Then I demanded to see his insurance note which he showed me and I had snaps taken of the same (to get his name, address and phone number). Slowly his tone changed, he was now blaming me for the accident and was asking me why I braked hard (did he expect me to rear-end the truck? )

He said we can go to Nelamangala Police station to sort things out. But I lost him in the Nelamangala toll booth. I pull over and call his number which turns out to be wrong number. I had suspected something of this sort. So I check with his insurance note and call his correct number - he now says he is going to leave his car in a garage and then come over to the police station. By now, I don't trust him, so I ask him to come directly to the police station. He is still blaming me for the accident and says that his repairs will cost more than mine. I tell him again to come to police station to sort it out. But, he cuts the call. Few more attempts to call him, but his phone is switched-off.
Fortunately, I saw a Traffic policeman in a nearby tea shop and explained him my situation. He was kind and politely asked me all details. But told me that since the incident happened on elevated toll road, I have to approach Peenya Police station since it comes in their jurisdiction. He patiently told me the route to the Peenya Police station as well.

I then drove cautiously to Peenya traffic Police station. Lots of police and traffic police were there due to Republic day bandobast. I was guided to the appropriate officer in charge. There were 3 traffic policemen who patiently heard my story. Took down all details such as vehicle numbers, names, addresses etc. They tried calling the errant driver's number but it was switched off. The policemen were sympathetic to my plight and told me to contact them this evening. Meanwhile, they said they will continue to contact the other party in the accident. They told me that if I were to file an FIR, I will have to leave the car with them for minimum 3 days. I was reluctant to leave it there since I live about 25 kms away from there. They told me to get an estimate of repair bill from authorized service center and if possible, settle it amicably with the other party. I called up TASS to find out that they are closed today on the occasion of Republic day. I'm planning to go tomorrow and check the extend of damage (Rear bumper is a goner, definitely has to be replaced. Boot door is not opening - I have luggage and some important documents inside it. Some rear parking sensors are damaged. Rear fog lamp is damaged.)

I drove back home cautiously. The day had started with hope and happy expectations on a family trip to Melkote. But sadly, fate had some other plans for us. But still, no injuries or harm to anyone. So thankful for that.

Sorry for the long post. Suggestions from fellow BHPians on how to proceed with repair/insurance claim will be much appreciated.

My heartfelt thanks to Bangalore Traffic Police for their kind support and understanding

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The Zen that rear ended me

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One more video.
Happened in Bangalore, near Ulsoor.
Car driver goes on to the wrong side of the road and continues to go further right.
Three riders on a bike, no helmets and no intention to brake - on the right side of the road.

All of them join for a mid road meeting

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My car which was rear ended by a Zen today morning around 7.50am in the Nelamangala Elevated Toll road, Bangalore.
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I'm planning to go tomorrow and check the extend of damage (Rear bumper is a goner, definitely has to be replaced. Boot door is not opening - I have luggage and some important documents inside it. Some rear parking sensors are damaged. Rear fog lamp is damaged.)
The damage doesn't look serious. The bumper can be straightened out, but the authorized service centre may not do it. So you can check locally for a denter painter setup and see how much it would cost.

Boot door not opening could be a damage to the lock - can be fixed up outside too. But if the lock cylinder is busted, it will have to be replaced. In that case you will need a separate key for the boot door. For the sake of convenience and safety, I would suggest getting all the locks changed if the boot lock is busted.

You should be able to access the boot by folding the rear seats down, or if there's an armrest in the rear seat, it may have an opening into the boot area.

File a report with the police station describing the accident just so the other party cannot claim otherwise. For claiming insurance, police report shouldn't be necessary as there is no personal injury.

Happy to know all were belted up. Drive safe and don't worry about such accidents. Be prepared, keep more distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front and use seat belts.
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