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Old 18th September 2013, 12:48   #1
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Default Karnataka Minister Jumps Into Lake & Saves Family From Sinking Car

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/i...ntenttarget=no

According to the driver, the Swift's steering locked up suddenly, and he drove right into the lake.
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According to the driver, the Swift's steering locked up suddenly, and he drove right into the lake.
Yeah, read this in TOI today and actually felt good! If only all could think on their feet and help people who need it at such times.

These are good examples on which a good foundation of citizens can be built on.

Was wondering what caused the steering to be locked, scary
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Was wondering what caused the steering to be locked, scary
There is a high probability that this guy just nodded off at that moment - he left Karkala town at 4:00 AM (according to the article). But its awkward to share that with the press.

Just my conjecture though.
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There is a high probability that this guy just nodded off at that moment - he left Karkala town at 4:00 AM (according to the article). But its awkward to share that with the press.

Just my conjecture though.
Possible, however a through examination of the car will throw light. If it really was a "lock" issue then Maruti needs to review it.
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In these times when the politicians are viewed with criminal sentiments, this came as a pleasant surprise. Hats off to the men with heart of gold who rescued the family.

It is frightful to know that the steering locked and the doors were unable to be opened. How could the minister open the doors when inside the water?
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The article also says that the car overtook the ministers motorcade a few minutes before the incident. generally the politician's ego gets hurt being on being overtaken but this minister seems to have had no such problem and went out of the way to help. Needs to be appreciated. I am reminded of the incident in TN where a man was hacked and a minister's convoy stopped but did nothing to help him evn though he was pleading to help. he finally died on the spot. We need more such positive stories about the political class.

I highly doubt if the steering would have locked on a moving car, while it is possible we need more details before we can be sure of it

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