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Old 9th October 2014, 08:22   #16366
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Is that a Ford Figo? Looks the damage is very severe and did the bonnet area go under the truck?
Yes that is a Figo!

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The damage to the car was disastrous yet my colleague sustained just a few superficial abrasions, thanks to his practise of wearing seat belt. Repair costs are estimated to be around 100 grand.
Such truckers may be. ..

God's grace that nothing serious happened to your friend.

Hope the car is structurally strong and worthy enough if your friend does get it repaired.

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Very sad to read about this. This news was covered in all major newspapers.

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/...d-car-bus.html
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Very sad to read about this. This news was covered in all major newspapers.

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/...d-car-bus.html
While DH is saying the car was the vehicle that was speeding, TOI is reporting that the Bus was the vehicle that was speeding.

http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/A...09102014003022

The DH article carries a picture of the mangled car.

Very sad news. Lots of sad news doing the rounds over the past few days.
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Finally after payment was done I made them delete the snaps in their camera and one of the guy wrote a letter on a plain paper about the incident and that adequate compensation has been provided. Though it is clear that this letter not worth the paper it is written on.

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Just as I was approaching the Dindigul bypass an NHAI pickup stopped me and told me they has received a call regarding a hit and run. They were demanding Rs.6000/-. I showed them the dash-cam footage and managed to get some leverage. After some negotiations finally agreed on Rs.2500/- and left.
Find below the damages.
What is it that you paid for, the dead goat or for clearing its carcass?
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What is it that you paid for, the dead goat or for clearing its carcass?
They can use it for whatever they care to. Given the situation that was the only way to wiggle out.
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They can use it for whatever they care to. Given the situation that was the only way to wiggle out.
So they got money + biryani. Only in India.
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Was that a hit-and-run accusation against a person, or the animal? If its an animal, its sheer stupidity. I don't see how hitting an untended animal becomes your fault.

You're lucky you had a dashcam to provide you evidence. I presume the reason you didn't outright refuse, or challenge the NHAI further was the presence of your family?

I just feel irritated that you were taken advantage of, for no fault of your own.
The NHAI have no right to stop you. Their job is the maintenance and clearing up of debris.

I would have told them to call the police to register the case but again you had your family with you

Also if you hit goat, you would have had a lot of damage to your bumper including blood etc.
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The NHAI have no right to stop you. Their job is the maintenance and clearing up of debris.

I would have told them to call the police to register the case but again you had your family with you

Also if you hit goat, you would have had a lot of damage to your bumper including blood etc.
You should have asked those clowns to pay for the repair charges of your car. Why do we have to pay toll for an animal infested highway. In fact isn't it their duty to ensure that there is no cattle on the road?

But then sadly all this will have to take a backseat when travelling with family. And that is exactly what these goons take advantage of.
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NHAI is on Facebook. Also there is a link on their website where you can raise complain anonymously. I suggest you report this incident.
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Why not complain on pgportal? that should be a good forum for this complaint.
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Very sad to read about this. This news was covered in all major newspapers.

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/...d-car-bus.html
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While DH is saying the car was the vehicle that was speeding, TOI is reporting that the Bus was the vehicle that was speeding.

http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/A...09102014003022

The DH article carries a picture of the mangled car.

Very sad news. Lots of sad news doing the rounds over the past few days.
Deccan Herald article mentions that the car driver lost control at a hump and jumped the median into the oncoming traffic which doesn't put the bus driver at fault.

Times of India article is clearly written in their usual sloppy and over-dramatized version with absolutely no proof reading. I'm not sure what that author was smoking to mix two unrelated incidents into a single article and jump back and forth!

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When they reached Kudur Cross an hour later, the bus hit their car. The injured Shwetha, 25, and Nitin Chandra, 34, are undergoing treatment at BGS Hospital in Nelamangala. Nitin, who sustained head injuries, is critical. Shwetha has fractured her hand.

Kudur police have seized the bus and registered a case. call centre employee died when his motorcycle hit a Tata Sumo near Tippegondahalli Reservoir Road in Ramanagaram district on Wednesday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Infant, 22, a resident of Bangalore. Pillion rider Sujith, 18, is undergoing treatment at Rajarajeshwari Medical College on Mysore Road, police said.

Infant and Sujith were returning home after celebrating a friendís birthday at a dhaba on Tuesday night when the accident occurred.


The five friends set out from Bangalore to Dharmasthala at 6.30am. When they reached Prithi Thomas Kudur Cross an hour later, the speeding KSRTC Volvo bus hit their car. While Vinutha and her friend Shobha died on the spot, Prithi Thomas succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital
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Deccan Herald article mentions that the car driver lost control at a hump and jumped the median into the oncoming traffic which doesn't put the bus driver at fault.

Times of India article is clearly written in their usual sloppy and over-dramatized version with absolutely no proof reading. I'm not sure what that author was smoking to mix two unrelated incidents into a single article and jump back and forth!
Bang on zenren! This is exactly what I was reading yesterday and a good reason to subscribe to both the newspapers(?).

The culprit was the hump (rumblers) that have come up in the last few months and very very (and very) easy to miss if driving for the first time. At nights, few reflector posts do pass hints to the driver and as long as he is attentive, he can easily avoid running over this.

Talk about NHAI in Karnataka and their love for speedbreakers; They will never learn. Have seen so many lives lost on NH4 due to these killer speedbreakers.
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Talk about NHAI in Karnataka and their love for speed breakers; They will never learn. Have seen so many lives lost on NH4 due to these killer speed breakers.
Agree with you!! Recently on NH4 spotted a Ford Fiesta en-route to Belgaum somewhere near Davengere, where the driver had noticed the speed breakers very late and rear ended a car in front of him which had slowed down near the speed breaker. And this hump is unscientifically laid after a curve which is very difficult to spot for a new person driving on that highway.

To add to it while returning to Bangalore, at the same junction, there was a Omni which was toppled without noticing the speed-breaker and braking hard. Not sure about the casualties though.

At-least the highway patrol should take care of all this mishaps done to these so called highways and stop chasing people to bribe them for an animal coming in your way.

Thank God, I missed hitting a buffalo which came on to the right most lane of the highway when I was cruising at around 100km/hr. Imagine how miserable it would have been if I had hit that animal with 5 passengers(including me) on a Santro Xing
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