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Old 1st August 2014, 10:13   #15916
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Found this in a Facebook group. It happened in Malapuram district, Kerala. A brand-new Swift rammed into a KSRTC bus at very high speeds. Minimal damage to the bus, but the Swift got absolutely decimated.

Two couples were in the car, and both gentlemen died on the spot. The top of the car had to be removed by the bystanders to get the bodies out.

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Old 1st August 2014, 10:28   #15917
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The top of the car had to be removed by the bystanders to get the bodies out.
Glad you mention this else there may have been comments flowing in on how the roof was bent and related private investigations surrounding this accident. This single comment has saved at least 10 posts that may have talked about the roof alone.

On a serious note, the A pillar is where it all started passing the damage all the way back. The Bumper and the bonnet area looks intact, almost, for the damage seen elsewhere.
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Found this in a Facebook group. It happened in Malapuram district, Kerala. A brand-new Swift rammed into a KSRTC bus at very high speeds. Minimal damage to the bus, but the Swift got absolutely decimated.
Aren't govt. buses required to use the under-run protection bars? Maybe the guys would have survived if the bumper and engine weren't rendered useless by that 'high' bumper of the bus.
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Aren't govt. buses required to use the under-run protection bars?
The crash is ghastly. The under-run protection is usually mandated at the back IMO. Please correct me if I am wrong.

The speeds would have been well above 120 for the Swift to be absolutely smashed. I wonder what makes people drive like that. The co-passengers are usually the one to warn you when you go slightly dangerous or rough, not sure what happened here.

Sad that stupidity takes so many lives on the Indian roads.

P.S. : Checked the thread on Under-run Protection - It is mandated by law for both front and back.

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The crash is ghastly. The under-run protection is usually mandated at the back IMO. Please correct me if I am wrong.

The speeds would have been well above 120 for the Swift to be absolutely smashed. I wonder what makes people drive like that. The co-passengers are usually the one to warn you when you go slightly dangerous or rough, not sure what happened here.

Sad that stupidity takes so many lives on the Indian roads.
Reg. under-run protection at front, check this - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ml#post3321049 (Under-Run Bars on Trucks : Why they are important for YOU!)

We don't really know who was driving how. Just a few pages back there was a pic of a similar bus which had literally pushed a WagonR off the road while trying to overtake a truck.
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In the Swift crashing into Bus accident, the front left seat indicates rear passenger did not wear belts. I still wonder if front co-passenger was wearing seatbelts.
This is a very high speed crash, and the Indian traffic dictates any speed above 80-90 to be high speed. Its clear from the image that even hard braking could have done little help. One should keep the speed strictly in check keeping in mind the rough, simply unpredictable traffic conditions.

Front under-run protection bars could have helped. Govt. will take light years to wake up it seems. Also, there must be an indicator in MID to indicate who is not wearing seatbelt.

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Glad you mention this else there may have been comments flowing in on how the roof was bent and related private investigations surrounding this accident. This single comment has saved at least 10 posts that may have talked about the roof alone.

On a serious note, the A pillar is where it all started passing the damage all the way back. The Bumper and the bonnet area looks intact, almost, for the damage seen elsewhere.

Can somebody throw light upon the rear side status? Why it looks like that the vehicle was hit from the rear too. Is it because the car turned after getting hit by the bus?
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Can somebody throw light upon the rear side status? Why it looks like that the vehicle was hit from the rear too. Is it because the car turned after getting hit by the bus?
May have got pushed to a distance after the collision by the same bus and hit something. I am not sure if there was a 3rd vehicle involved which looks unlikely.
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From the pictures of the swift-bus accident, it seems that the road is not wide as such. No idea why anyone would race their cars on such narrow roads. People tend to push their limits and in the course causing such grave incidents.
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The speeds would have been well above 120 for the Swift to be absolutely smashed. I wonder what makes people drive like that.
It doesnt really take 3-digit speeds to inflict this level of damage. Remember the bus was probably doing 40-70 kmph and the combined speeds of both vehicles contributed to the severity of damage. The point of contact, in my assesment, led to the severe damage to the passenger compartment rather than outright speed.


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This is a very high speed crash, and the Indian traffic dictates any speed above 80-90 to be high speed. Its clear from the image that even hard braking could have done little help. One should keep the speed strictly in check keeping in mind the rough, simply unpredictable traffic conditions.
A car travelling at 60 kmph may appear sedate but when it rams into another vehicle - the noise, bits flying off, the vehicle spinning away from the impact - create the impression of one or both vehicles going much faster than they actually were.

Cannot help but think that under run protection and seatbelts (assuming the ocupants were not belted) would have led to a different out come.
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I saw a tow truck dragging this last night so took some pictures. Looks like a heavy impact but the Punto seems to have protected the driver. Or so it seems.
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Looking at the surrounding shops, isn't that place within the city limits? I guess even relative speeds of both vehicles wouldn't be in triple digit speeds.
The car took all the impact on the side, causing casualties. May it is the case of at least one of the two drivers swerving to left at the last moment without slowing down, hoping to avoid collision.

I guess it wouldn't have been so bad if it was a head on collision, no?
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Looking at the surrounding shops, isn't that place within the city limits?
According to local newspaper reports, the incident happened at 6:45 AM on NH66 (formerly NH17). That road passes through such areas in most parts of Kerala. Hard to find empty and wide roads in the state.
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No clue what happened
This accident happened in Kerala, near Thrissur. The car (Verna) was trying to overtake the truck in the picture, when the truck moved to the right and hit the car, which then hit the median and flipped. The car caught fire and was completely burned. The driver of the car (a doctor) was pulled out before the car caught fire. He is alive, but in very critical condition as far as I know.
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