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Old 21st May 2014, 19:29   #15406
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The tyre seems to come flying from nowhere. Would have been fatal if it had hit the windshield. Was the car by chance a Suzuki Swift?(Going by the looks of the grill)

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RIP Minister and other...but an uncharitable thought "Probably the ministers driver was used to "cowing" every one out of the way by using siren and red beacons."

Have seen some idiot VIP drivers use sirens to clear path when there is absolute am too!!


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Was the car by chance a Suzuki Swift?(Going by the looks of the grill)
The traffic on right side of road suggest some other country

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Old 21st May 2014, 20:56   #15408
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Was the car by chance a Suzuki Swift?(Going by the looks of the grill)
No, this is certainly not India.

1. People driving on Right side
2. Quality of road
3. Their spoken language

I do sometimes wonder what if this happens when I driving.
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Witnessed an i10 catching fire on the Adyar to Madhya Kailash road in Chennai last night. I see this car parked on the side, all doors open with smoke pouring out from the insides and in no time flames start blazing out of the bonnet (near the windshield). Was quite scary to see the car just catch fire like that. Wonder what caused it.

The occupants were out and I don't think anyone was injured, since all the doors were opened.
Hey i pased it around the same time as well ~9:50pm. I passed it before any flames engulfed the car i.e a few seconds ahead of you. People had gotten out, were throwing buckets of water on it, but smoke was coming out and few people were making calls (HMIL/police, I presume). Did you see any further information in the papers? It was a really scary sight man.
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I do sometimes wonder what if this happens when I am driving.
Mate, I wish it may never happen to anyone. The driver was caught by surprise. Thankfully, accurate braking proved helpful for the driver and did not cause much damage (as per video shot) to vehicle.

The driver should thank his stars that the Tyre went in other direction after hitting the vehicle. Otherwise it would have been fatal.

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Old 21st May 2014, 23:15   #15411
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Saw this while enroute to Delhi from Sonapani (Kumaon) on April 12. This was in the hills and at a sharp turn/bend. Most of the city commercial drivers proceed on the assumption that they will be able to drive the same in the hills the way they drive in the city.
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The tire must have come off one of the vehicles in the lanes (across the median) going in the opposite direction.

And yes it is indeed a Suzuki. If one pauses at the right moment in the slo-mo portion the Suzuki logo on the flying grill is quite clearly visible.

People ignore the fact that Suzuki was available in Europe and most other parts of the World before it came to our shores and that the Swift sold in the EU is made in Hungary.

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The tyre seems to come flying from nowhere. Would have been fatal if it had hit the windshield. Was the car by chance a Suzuki Swift?(Going by the looks of the grill)

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I do sometimes wonder what if this happens when I driving.
Forget tyres, vehicles have jumped over the median and landed flat on other side vehicles. There is nothing one can do and hope the airbags are effective.
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Hey i pased it around the same time as well ~9:50pm. I passed it before any flames engulfed the car i.e a few seconds ahead of you. People had gotten out, were throwing buckets of water on it, but smoke was coming out and few people were making calls (HMIL/police, I presume). Did you see any further information in the papers? It was a really scary sight man.
Nothing in the paper or online. When I was passing the car, the flames were visible and the people around the car panicked and were shouting. It was parked in front on a restaurant I think, so the guard there was also wondering what to do . My friend with me in the passenger seat slightly opened his window to get a better look and the unmistakable smell of burning plastic filled my car. I got out of there immediately as I was too close for comfort !
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the people around the car panicked and were shouting
Petrol explodes*, and even if it does't it burns very vigorously: who would want to be around a car on fire! People are crazy!



*Come to think of it, that's what makes cars go!
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The car in which son of veteran Tamil actor Nasser was travelling crashed head on with a tanker lorry in ECR this morning. Reports say that he was sitting at the rear and is critical. 3 people died out of the 5. Car crushed beyond recognition.

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Car crushed beyond recognition.
Reports also say the car is Polo.
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Reports also say the car is Polo.
Yes, looks like one from the wing mirror, front fender and the round container in the engine bay.
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R.I.P
I guess no safety device,viz seat-belts,airbags et all is effective once the basic shell of the car is ruptured.

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This happened in Hosur a few days ago, sad accident, the 2nd person died today.

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KRISHNAGIRI: More than 50 trucks were damaged by an agitated mob in Hosur on Thuesday evening. They were protesting the death of a 40-year-old woman in an accident.

R Anuradha, 44, was riding pillion on a bike with her husband Ramakrishnan when a truck rammed the bike, killing her on the spot. The couple, from Tharikotta village near Madanapalle in Chittoor district, were on their way to a grocery shop on the Hosur-Bangalore National Highway.

"An infuriated mob damaged several trucks and pelted stones at them," said Hosur traffic investigations wing (TIW) police.

"Ramakrishnan works for a private firm in Hosur while Anuradha is a housewife," the TIW official said. When they crossed Hosur bus stand, a truck rammed their bike from behind following which both husband and wife went under the wheels of the truck. Ramakrishnan sustained multiple injuries and is in a critical condition, while Anuradha died on the spot.

Witnesses immediately gathered at the spot and started attacking the truck driver. He, however, managed to escape. Subsequently, the mob pelted stones at the truck, damaging its windshields. Another mob started pelting stones at other trucks passing by. "They pelted stones at more than 50 trucks heading to Bangalore. No one was injured in the attack," the police said.

Meanwhile, Hosur division DSP E Gopi and police from Sidco, Hudco, Bagalur, Berigai and Shoolagiri police stations rushed to the spot and detained more than 10 people.

"A case has been registered in connection with the issue. No arrest has been made so far," the TIW official said, adding that the situation in Hosur is now under control.

Traffic on the Chennai-Bangalore NH was disrupted for more than 45 minutes. Ramakrishnan was rushed to Hosur government hospital for treatment.


This happened half a km outside my home!! Worst part, my family/friends crossed this path in a few autos (to a local fair) when a movie-climax-type mob ran past them singling out "Only Tipper Lorries" and breaking any glass found on those trucks!!

And these are not goons, rowdies or history sheeters, I know most of the shop owners, mechanics, auto drivers, fellow-hosurians who got enraged by this 'constant' nuisance of tipper lorries from nearby 'quarries', 1000's of them criss/cross hosur roads daily!! But sad they had to resort to this animalistic behaviour because of 1 drivers fault!
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