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Old 2nd February 2018, 16:32   #25651
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More details on the Verna Mysore ring road accident - https://starofmysore.com/three-stude...lli-ring-road/
Tragic accident aside, a good reminder of the legal hassles involved while a car is changing hands and why sellers should exercise caution.

According to the news article, the owner of the car had handed it over to the used car dealer after filling out forms 29/30, who in turn lent the car to his nephew for the joyride gone horribly wrong. Needless to say, the actual ownership is now in question and could lead to headaches for the current registered owner as fatalities are involved.
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Old 2nd February 2018, 17:27   #25652
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Latest DND expressway accident involving 4 cars. A Swift, Accent, Verna and i20. Some of those involved needed medical attention. Name:  1517572531997.jpg
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Happened about an hour ago. I passed by just after it happened. These was a jam so didn't wait around. People just flit like butterflies around the NCR.
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BENGALURU: A 30-year-old homemaker and her four-year-old son were burnt alive in their Maruti Ritz car that mysteriously caught fire in the basement of their apartment complex late Friday afternoon in Whitefield area of southeast Bengaluru.

Whitefield police said that Neha Varma and her son Param, both residents of a flat in the B-block in the apartment complex of Sumadhura Apartment, came from outside and drove into the basement to park their car around 3.25 pm.
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Old 2nd February 2018, 23:02   #25654
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Came across this news about above mentioned selfie accident. As per the news this is a fake video.

https://m.indiatimes.com/news/india/...tm_medium=paid
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But I don't think the video is fake, look at the shadow casted by the man on the track and the approaching train, the hand, when it gets hit by the train. If fake, they have done the job meticulously or they are lying now to escape public embrassment and police case.
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TNM spoke to Railway Police Force and to the “selfie victim’s” friend and relative to find out what really happened.
As suspected, the video is not fake.

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Very unfortunate. I got to know of it last night itself as the lady who died in this tragic accident was friend of my wife. They were MBA batch mates and worked together for sometime.
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Very unfortunate. I got to know of it last night itself as the lady who died in this tragic accident was friend of my wife. They were MBA batch mates and worked together for sometime.
I'm wondering what could have happened/caused the fire!

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Not sure if this has been posted, but an all too familiar case of using a mobile phone while driving, on this occasion with disastrous consequences. Cops in Kolkata have been cracking down hard on drivers using cell phones since.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/nationa...le22609688.ece
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I'm wondering what could have happened/caused the fire!

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Really shocking news. May their souls R.I.P.

This incident needs to be properly investigated. The reason could be anything- from loose wires to improper installation of electronic accessories.

Always keep a hammer in the car to break the glasses in case of any unfortunate incident.
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This incident needs to be properly investigated...
Always keep a hammer in the car to break the glasses in case of any unfortunate incident.
What would have prevented the lady and kid from getting out of a stopped / parked car if flames were noticed? Is there a chance of doors getting jammed?
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About the ritz burning case, more than the cause of fire, what is even more intriguing is how come the doors could not be opened from inside ? Once key removed, doors unlock anyway. Its not as if the door was mechanically jammed after a collision of some sort. Really sad and perplexing - two innocents lost in the rarest of the rare manner.
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I suspect carbon monoxide poisoning from the initial fumes. It can impair problem solving and mental ability without even making the affected person realize it. The confines of the car and the fact that it happened in an underground garage would compound the problem.
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What would have prevented the lady and kid from getting out of a stopped / parked car if flames were noticed? Is there a chance of doors getting jammed?
Yes, the doors could have been jammed because of an electronic glitch in the central locking system. Apart from that, there is no reason because of which any person would stay behind in a burning car.
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I always had a fear of running into such buses or trucks that had its Air filter cover open near the driver's cabin and damage my car but this accident is of a different kind that resulted in 2 deaths!
An unfortunate and freak accident. However, the reason for this is not just the malfunction of the door but also the really bad habit of people to stand by the roadside and even on the road with no regard to safety. You can see people stopping their cars and bikes on fast moving expressways and then standing around for a chat like they were in a garden, even at night when the visibility is low. Why were these unfortunate people standing on the road or so close to the road that they were caught by this door? If you are near a road, you should move at least a few feet away from the traffic. I would be scared to have buses hurtling past me just three feet away. The article cited by you quotes: "They were chatting along the road when the door of the bus hit them". Why can't people think of their safety and have a chat at a proper place like a restaurant, park, someone's home or at least in a safe place away from traffic? Yes, it says at a bus stop but even in cities you see people standing in lanes of traffic rather than at the bus top designated area. Such lack of concern for safety from citizens and the authorities is deplorable.
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An unfortunate and freak accident. However, the reason for this is not just the malfunction of the door but also the really bad habit of people to stand by the roadside and even on the road with no regard to safety. You can see people stopping their cars and bikes on fast moving expressways and then standing around for a chat like they were in a garden, even at night when the visibility is low. Why were these unfortunate people standing on the road or so close to the road that they were caught by this door? If you are near a road, you should move at least a few feet away from the traffic. I would be scared to have buses hurtling past me just three feet away. The article cited by you quotes: "They were chatting along the road when the door of the bus hit them". Why can't people think of their safety and have a chat at a proper place like a restaurant, park, someone's home or at least in a safe place away from traffic? Yes, it says at a bus stop but even in cities you see people standing in lanes of traffic rather than at the bus top designated area. Such lack of concern for safety from citizens and the authorities is deplorable.
A basic sense of one's own safety is seriously lacking in a large segment of the population. I suppose it starts from the time you are taught the first rules in school, and you realise those who break the rules have a more fun time. You are taught to cross the road carefully after looking in both directions, and you get called an idiot and a fool by kids who just run across. I suppose it gets to everyone, to some extent.
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