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Old 19th February 2009, 23:50   #1681
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This an accident caused due to the improper reflection on dividers. Thank God he didn't turn left. Its a 150-200 feet deep from here.
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Old 20th February 2009, 12:14   #1682
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Thursday, 19 February 2009, was the last for these one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, yes 16 people, who perished on “national highway” 63 at Veerapura village near Bellary, when their jeep hit a tree.

Will they at least get some public transport now?

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Old 20th February 2009, 12:21   #1683
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16 people in a jeep ? Thats scary!

A couple of days back, opposite to Lifeline Hospitals on OMR, I saw a Tavera lose control and jump off the road. I guess it was a case of overspeeding at 2330 hrs. Couldn't take any pics because too much crowd gathered around, and they dint allow me to slow down.
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Old 20th February 2009, 12:22   #1684
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Goodness...! How come all 16 died in this accident? or may be there were much more than 16 people in the vehicle when it hit the tree..!!!! Incredible. The Jeep doesn't look that badly hit or burnt...
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i find the pic in the link posted by diablo very disturbing :(

may their souls rest in peace.

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I went to a party Mom,
I remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Mom,
So I drank soda instead.

I really felt proud inside, Mom,
The way you said I would.
I didn't drink and drive, Mom,
Even though the others said I should.
I know I did the right thing, Mom,
I know you are always right.
Now the party is finally ending, Mom,
As everyone is driving out of sight.

As I got into my car, Mom,
I knew I'd get home in one piece.
Because of the way you raised me,
So responsible and sweet.
I started to drive away, Mom,
But as I pulled out into the road,
The other car didn't see me, Mom,
And hit me like a load.

As I lay there on the pavement, Mom,
I hear the policeman say,
'The other guy is drunk,' Mom,
And now I'm the one who will pay.

I'm lying here dying, Mom....
I wish you'd get here soon.
How could this happen to me, Mom?
My life just burst like a balloon.

There is blood all around me, Mom,
And most of it is mine.
I hear the medic say, Mom,
I'll die in a short time.

I just wanted to tell you, Mom,
I swear I didn't drink.
It was the others, Mom.
The others didn't think.

He was probably at the same party as I.
The only difference is, he drank
And I will die.

Why do people drink, Mom?
It can ruin your whole life.
I'm feeling sharp pains now.
Pains just like a knife.
The guy who hit me is walking, Mom,
And I don't think it's fair.
I'm lying here dying
And all he can do is stare.

Tell my brother not to cry, Mom.
Tell Daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven, Mom,
Put 'GOOD BOY ' on my grave.

Someone should have told him, Mom,
Not to drink and drive.
If only they had told him, Mom,
I would still be alive.
My breath is getting shorter, Mom.
I'm becoming very scared.
Please don't cry for me, Mom.
When I needed you, you were always there.
I have one last question, Mom.
Before I say good bye.
I didn't drink and drive,
So why am I the one to die?
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Ramanjaneya (45), a BMTC bus driver, was killed when his motorcycle was hit by a vehicle near Dasarahalli bus stop.
The Peenya traffic police said Ramanjaneya was violating one-way rule.
riding in a one-way and getting killed. The Hindu : Karnataka / Bangalore News : Road accidents claim three lives in city

May his soul rest in peace!

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Here's an accident from Besant Nagar in Chennai. Right after the Theosophical Society. This is my car that caught on fire due to an engine fault probably, there's no way of knowing since it's so badly burned.
One more incident of Car catching fire : The Hindu : Tamil Nadu News : Car damaged in fire. Chennai t-bhpians anyone knows about this ?

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Absolutely touching. Very very well written.
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Absolutely touching. Very very well written.
very touching - hope more people see this and understand their responsibility towards others and never drink and drive!!
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Absolutely touching. Very very well written.
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Reiterates the fact that driving safely in India is more "luck" than anything else. Perfect driving, road sense etc are secondary. The primary is reason is how others behave on our roads.
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+1. Have read this poem earlier also. I always stay on a lookout for errant and drunk drivers. If you find one dont mess with them as loss will be yours. Better keep a safe distance at that time.
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Goodness...! How come all 16 died in this accident? or may be there were much more than 16 people in the vehicle when it hit the tree..!!!! Incredible. The Jeep doesn't look that badly hit or burnt...

Yes you are right. There were 21 people travelling in this tempo trax and 16 perished when it hit a tree.
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Around 40 meters before he reaches the last of cars he decides to brake and realizes that he will not make it and will bang into the jag. So he decides to twitch the steering a bit to avoid it. Big mistake! Car fishtails wildly slams into the divider, then into a stationary taxi ahead missing the jag by inches. Such an impact it was that this cab slams into a meru in front which inturn slams another car in front of that.
I am at a loss of adjectives to comment Tejas. That's one pretty bad crash & to witness it LIVE!

Here are two pictures I took couple of days back in Hi-Tec city, Hyderabad. (Near my office)

Pics: Accidents in India-02202009553.jpg

Pics: Accidents in India-02202009552.jpg

I would never have taken these pictures had it been a fatal accident. The bike guy jumped off to his left side and had only few bruises. And the lorry in question: It's back on the road hunting for more victims as I saw it today with a different driver!
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Old 23rd February 2009, 21:21   #1694
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Good Lord that crash is quite horrendous! Its a miracle how the bike guy escaped only with a few bruises.

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Old 23rd February 2009, 21:23   #1695
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Another accident involving marriage party and a stuck Bolero at railway crossing -
The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Nation | 15 dead as train rams into jeep
When will the people start to learn :-(
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