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Old 4th June 2018, 10:15   #26506
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Just a few minutes ago, I was involved in one such unfortunate incident that was unintentional on my side and carelessness on the part of the perpetrator.

I was riding my bicycle near the Sringar circle in my city. As is my won't, I was on the left most side of the road and was about to turn left towards Hanumanthappa circle when all of a sudden I heard a crash and I was thrown off my ride. The first thought was that of a tyre burst. I regained my balance and saw that a boy in college uniform riding a black Dio (that was what it appeared to be in that flash of a moment) had hit me from the rear. Before I could gain a clear picture, he accelerated and sped off, knocking down the bicycle once again. With a bent handle and bruised ego, I could only stare into the oblivion.

I am not injured as I didn't actually fall down; my bike is also largely undamaged.

Asking around, I found that the boy is a PU student of the MES College - clearly underage. He was not even wearing a helmet. I am in two minds whether to approach the head of the institute and complain. But the momentary sight of the boy and his vehicle would certainly be an impediment in identifying him clearly.

Alternatively, I could lodge a complaint with the police. But since there is no damage to person or property, I am sure they will just brush it off.

I have seen a number of such accidents caused by clearly underaged, smart phone toting, helmetless riders - most of them students. About two years ago, after one such incident, the traffic cops had started apprehending lawless riders. But the drive slowly petered off. As many of you visiting Chikkamagaluru have noticed, the police are now a days interested more in checking and penalising outstation vehicles rather than keeping their own city in order.

Note to Self: Stick to your car. An overweight dailydriver is any day better than a dead or a maimed one .
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I regained my balance and saw that a boy in college uniform riding a black Dio (that was what it appeared to be in that flash of a moment) had hit me from the rear. Before I could gain a clear picture, he accelerated and sped off, knocking down the bicycle once again. With a bent handle and bruised ego, I could only stare into the oblivion.
Happy to see you safe !

Indeed, everyone come across "bruised ego" during an accident, especially when there is no fault on them. Still, you have well managed the incident, overcoming that psychological urge to fight back.

Wonder, if one could maintain calm the same way, when his precious car was hit, for no fault on him
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Accident reported from Kannur, Kerala. The car in which four youths (all 19 years old) were traveling, lost control and hit the sidewall of a culvert first and then went on to hit an electric post. Due to the impact, the car split into two and one half fell into the drain. The live wire broke and fell on it starting a fire which charred one person who was trapped inside. One person fell on to the road when the car broke apart and died. The other two are said to be out of danger, in hospital. The car seems to be a Swift.
http://keralaonlinenews.com/Kerala/k...ath-50586.html
http://www.mathrubhumi.com/news/kera...ead--1.2859604


Note: News in Malayalam.
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Accident reported from Kannur, Kerala. The car in which four youths (all 19 years old) were traveling, lost control and hit the sidewall of a culvert first and then went on to hit an electric post. Due to the impact, the car split into two and one half fell into the drain. The live wire broke and fell on it starting a fire which charred one person who was trapped inside. One person fell on to the road when the car broke apart and died. The other two are said to be out of danger, in hospital. The car seems to be a Swift.
http://keralaonlinenews.com/Kerala/k...ath-50586.html
http://www.mathrubhumi.com/news/kera...ead--1.2859604


Note: News in Malayalam.
The pic showing the underside of the swift is noteworthy - look at the amount of rust - must have contributed to the car splitting into two.
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The pic showing the underside of the swift is noteworthy - look at the amount of rust - must have contributed to the car splitting into two.
It looks more like the reddish mud seen down south.
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Its a Dzire not a swift,

notice the beige interiors, longer rear window and dzire front bumper in the images.

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Another accident report from Kerala. A Maruti Omni in which 13 (!!) members of a family were travelling hit head-on a private bus leading to 5 deaths and 13 injuries.

6 adults, 5 children and 2 infants. So a tight squeeze in an Omni would have been possible.

Can't find an English report, but the Malayalam one is here: http://www.mathrubhumi.com/print-edi...padu-1.2863042
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A slow moving vehicle tried changing the lane without checking vehicles in left lane caused this accident in Salem-Bangalore Highway. As per people around, the Innova was driven at high speed and the lorry driver changed the lane without noticing the car. From the accident site it looked like that the Innova driver tried panic braking, but without much success (due to the speed at which it was driven)

Good thing was that there were no blood spots inside the car. Only the driver side got the hit and guess the driver was using seatbelt.

Such accidents can be easily avoided if one drives at a controllable speed and the slow moving vehicles start using the left lanes.
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An idiot auto-driver along with a biker without patience is always a recipe for disaster.

Caught this on dashcam yesterday.


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A slow moving vehicle tried changing the lane without checking vehicles in left lane caused this accident in Salem-Bangalore Highway. ...
Looks like the truck was attempting to make that acute angle turn and the Innova trying to squeeze into the gap and go through. Looking at the bulk of that truck and the angle it is in, it would have been inching towards that turn really, giving the Innova driver enough time to anticipate and brake. There seems to be enough space for the Innova to go through unless some other element was already there on the shoulder.

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An idiot auto-driver along with a biker without patience is always a recipe for disaster.
And the white Alto chap will blamed.

This is how it will go, the Auto will disappear even if it is going in the opposite direction, they are like magicians. The bike fellow will get up and start shouting at the Alto chap, after all he is in a car, even though the biker should ideally have challenged the Auto driver for his actions instead of squeezing through like a worm.
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Such accidents can be easily avoided if one drives at a controllable speed and the slow moving vehicles start using the left lanes.
Absolutely. I always wonder, how come nobody ever fines these trucks for hogging the right lane? Also, if I'm not mistaken, rickshaws are not meant to be in the fast lane ever, except for at turns. Correct me of I'm wrong, anyone. But it seems like there's no provision for penalizing "hogging" as a classic case of loopholes in the law?

So in such cases, there's a law in place to prohibit certain stuff but no law to fine someone breaking the same law? Am I missing something here?

I came to know about the rickshaw one because I saw a cop telling it to a rickshaw guy who was ranting after he tailgated a Swift in the right lane on a state highway(Western Express Highway) and was claiming damages from the Swift guy! That's when the cop corrected him saying that he was not supposed to be in the right lane according to law

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A slow moving vehicle tried changing the lane without checking vehicles in left lane caused this accident in Salem-Bangalore Highway. As per people around, the Innova was driven at high speed and the lorry driver changed the lane without noticing the car...........

......Such accidents can be easily avoided if one drives at a controllable speed and the slow moving vehicles start using the left lanes.
I drive frequently on NH19 and AH1 between Durgapur and Kolkata and these are a few things I noticed regarding trucks. These are not limited to this area but a nationwide phenomenon.

1. A truck stopped on the left or right side of a carriage way will always merge at an acute angle once it decides to move. This hazard is compounded near Dhabas where one can even expect trucks to initially come at 90 deg and merge.

2. A truck overtaking a cyclist or motorcycle or even an auto on the highway will suddenly overtake with an unnecessarily wide berth leading to panic braking for any following vehicle at higher speed on the rightmost lane.

3. Local trucks will generally move on wrong side if the median breaks are spaced far off.

4. The roughest trucks on road are local trucks ferrying sand/aggregates/Water, I generally avoid any confrontation with them.

5. During summers a road frequented by trucks will generally have remnants of tyre fragments of various sizes some big enough to cause serious damage if run over. I have even seen a complete tyre with rim/disc lying on the road and believe me it perfectly got camouflaged on the tarmac saw it at the last instant, Stopped my car and rolled it off the carriage way.

6. Overtaking from left is a necessary evil as most trucks will hog the rightmost lane.

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And the white Alto chap will blamed.

This is how it will go, the Auto will disappear even if it is going in the opposite direction, they are like magicians. The bike fellow will get up and start shouting at the Alto chap, after all he is in a car, even though the biker should ideally have challenged the Auto driver for his actions instead of squeezing through like a worm.
This is exactly what happened. The crowd that gathered around started to blame the Alto guy without even knowing what had happened. I stopped, showed them the video and finally all was well. Nobody injured.
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A truck overtaking a cyclist or motorcycle or even an auto on the highway will suddenly overtake with an unnecessarily wide berth leading to panic braking for any following vehicle at higher speed on the rightmost lane.
I had a scare of my lifetime when a truck suddenly swerved right exposing me to a JCB coming in the opposite direction near Salem once. Just swerved in time and avoided headlong collision with the JCB. Luckily for me there was no vehicle behind me.

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The roughest trucks on road are local trucks ferrying sand/aggregates/Water, I generally avoid any confrontation with them.
Here in Bengaluru, the trucks carrying chicken can be added to the list.

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Overtaking from left is a necessary evil as most trucks will hog the rightmost lane.
I assume they do this to avoid changing lanes when there are slow moving / parked vehicles on the left most lane.
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Maybe not. One of the worst examples of bad driving/riding. That rider pretty-much threw themselves at the bus.
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He was solely and completely to blame for the fall.
If you watch the video again closely (the second time it plays - where it shows more footage), you'll see that he was tailing the Omni at the same speed.

The Omni then stopped rather abruptly and then even angled back out onto the road - which the scooter guy tried to evade.

Braking on 2-wheelers just can't match braking on 4-wheelers - so keep that in mind.

How the scooter just slipped out from under him like that - I don't know.
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