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Old 31st May 2014, 00:02   #15481
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Spotted this volvo last monday on the Hyderabad - Bangalore highway lying on the road side. It was a straight stretch so probably the driver dozed off for a moment or someone would have come on his way.

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Today I saw this wreckage of a White Santro and a Zen just opposite my sector's main road in Noida.

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Hope these pics qualify for this thread. This is what happened in Delhi yesterday.

Source: Multiple newspapers.

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Hope these pics qualify for this thread. This is what happened in Delhi yesterday.
Feel sorry for these cars and for the owners. Some of those don't look any older than a couple of months.
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Old 31st May 2014, 17:31   #15485
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I do sometimes wonder what if this happens when I driving.
Forget large objects, even small objects could be fatal at high speeds. Felipe Massa's accident of Hungaroring 2009 comes to mind.
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A friend of mine shared pics of this accident with me. It happened in Panvel, Navi Mumbai. Reason according to sources say that the driver just fell asleep!
Thank god it didn't tip over! Maybe because the front pierced into the railing.
That's a fine balancing act he did there! My cousin showed me the third pic he had received on WhatsApp the other day and we were left pondering as to how he/she had managed to accomplish this feat; now we know how

Thanks for sharing the pics Nishant.

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Got this image on WhatsApp a couple of days ago. Apparently a young chap from Delhi / NCR crashed his ZX14. No mention about his health / condition. Bike seems to be gone.
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Not the bike...!!!
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Feel sorry for these cars and for the owners. Some of those don't look any older than a couple of months.
And I don't think they get insurance protection either, since this would qualify as an "Act of God".
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And I don't think they get insurance protection either, since this would qualify as an "Act of God".
I think such acts come under the header of "natural disasters" or something which used to be covered long back. I remember seeing flood, fire, earthquake etc mentioned in the policies of late 90s or so but I don't see those in the recent ones.

Does natural disasters cover come under additional rider clause for which we need to pay separately? Is it excluded normally with an option to opt in or is there no choice at all to insure against these events even if we are willing to pay additional premium?
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I think such acts come under the header of "natural disasters" or something which used to be covered long back. I remember seeing flood, fire, earthquake etc mentioned in the policies of late 90s or so but I don't see those in the recent ones.
I just checked my own car insurance; both Tata AIG & HDFC Ergo cover these situations. So perhaps I was mistaken.
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AP CID report blames Volvo , owner and NHAI for Mahbubnagar bus tragedy that killed 45 persons :

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/...blamed-ap.html

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AP CID report blames Volvo , owner and NHAI for Mahbubnagar bus tragedy that killed 45 persons
That press report sounds as though they have conducted a thorough AAIB-style investigation; let us hope it will result in better regulatory compliance and operational practices from all indicted groups.
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That press report sounds as though they have conducted a thorough AAIB-style investigation; let us hope it will result in better regulatory compliance and operational practices from all indicted groups.
For me the biggest culprits here are the NHAI . Lets see how do this ruling affect compliance .

There were reports of inflammable materials being carried in the luggage bay , there is no mention of that .

Assuming that this bus was being operated regularly on this route ,shouldnt the KA and AP RTO's be also held equally responsible here for failing to enforce compliance to rules ? How did this bus even get a fitness certificate?
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AP CID report blames Volvo , owner and NHAI for Mahbubnagar bus tragedy that killed 45 persons :

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/...blamed-ap.html

Most of the charges seem baseless except for the ones on the bus operator and driver. Am sure Volvo is a respected brand and design issues would be taken seriously. When they say most of the bus interiors were of inflammable material, does Volvo build bodies and interiors or was it the work of the bus owner/operator?
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This happened last night, A cab driver ramps his Xylo into a construction hoarding.

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Spotted this accident this morning near Halguru, near Malavalli. An eon missed the bridge and went straight towards the river

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Couldn't help but laugh at the "I love Pain" sticker he got pain alright

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There is a sharp right turn leading into a narrow bridge. Wet roads, skinny tyres and he went staright through, even smashing the board put up with the bridge/river info

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There were 3 people in the car, all 3 were safe.
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