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Old 18th May 2015, 20:15   #17641
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How do you know which passengers wore seat belts? The article doesn't mention anything about this.
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The injured are recuperating at a private hospital in Mysuru. Airbags and seat belts helped the occupants of BMW car survive the collision, police said.
That said; note that the BMW had seven occupants.

And all of them survived. And obviously; not all of them were wearing seatbelts. The BMW is a 4/5 seater; after all.

And yet- all of them survived. Guess the superior build quality does help to an extent.

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May the occupants of the Swift RIP. Sadly; it was their fault. They paid for their mistake I guess- With their life.

Road Safety awareness must increase.

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Looks like a clear case of read ending from the second pic, the Tyre is pretty much intact.
Just read about this in yesterday's newspaper today. It was 2.30am and it rear ended a heavy vehicle. The heavy vehicle must've braked hard on realizing there's a speed breaker. The reflex action of the XUV driver was not sufficient.
Yet another sad event where probably a safe distance was not maintained.
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I got message this am via whatsapp, am sharing here as it's of an accident. No other detail apart from the message at my end.

Vehicle involved is a Xuv.
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Just read about this in yesterday's newspaper today. It was 2.30am and it rear ended a heavy vehicle. The heavy vehicle must've braked hard on realizing there's a speed breaker. The reflex action of the XUV driver was not sufficient.
Yet another sad event where probably a safe distance was not maintained.
I guess this was the article ritz3645 was talking about yesterday. Really a tragic accident. The vehicle must have got clamped into the heavy vehicle because of which the vehicle had to be cut open (guessing from the acetylene torch marks on the A and B pillars). Also seems like none were wearing a sealt belt. Atleast the rear passengers would survive had they had the belts on.
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The heavy vehicle must've braked hard on realizing there's a speed breaker.
Among other silent killers on our roads - unmarked speed breakers.
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Among other silent killers on our roads - unmarked speed breakers.
You can say that again. Sunday night - pitch black, unlit road just off the Indian Express building, and pouring rain. Managed to mount one of those unpainted dividers with my car and end up with one wheel on the other side of the divider. All thanks to a BMTC bus that decided to miss me by an inch overtaking on my left.

Thank god, low divider and slow speed. Some bystanders managed to lift the car wheel back onto the divider, then had to slowly reverse it back onto the road. No damage beyond a few minor scratches on the underbody, and a precautionary wheel alignment.
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Two persons were killed and several injured when a mini bus carrying a tourist group, fell into a gorge at Karadippara near Munnar yesterday. The bus was on its way to Kochi from Munnar. The caving in of the side of the road, is believed to be the reason for the mishap.
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It is also not so common to wear set belts on rear seat occupants of cars.
It has been mentioned that there were 7 occupants in BMW (I am not sure if they are referring to infants and kids). How is it possible to fit 7 adults in a BMW which is 4/5 seater?
I definitely think the airbag and solid body of BMW saved its occupants whereas Swift lacking airbag and front passengers not wearing seat-belt have proved disaster for them.
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Was involved with an accident myself this Sunday morning. Was visiting my brother's place from Gurgaon. After crossing Rohtak, there are those small towns with little circles in the center of a crossing. Upon reaching it , I checked both sides as I wanted to go straight.

There was no traffic on the right, and one alto on the left which stopped when i flashed my lights. I was halfway across the intersection by then with speed about 20km/hr, and at that moment a Truck driver, seemingly in a lot of hurry, decided to overtake the truck and make a beeline for the area in front of me and cross it before I could.
The inevitable happened, the truck driver rammed into my car.
The scene heated up, and some locals were ready to beat up the truck driver alongwith me. I did not want such a scene as I was out of town and could have created a ruckus. As soon as I moved my car from the intersection to clear the jam, the truck driver saw his moment and ran away.

But I'm proud of Tata's build quality, the speed of truck at time of impact must have been around 40km/hr but the car took it well. And yes we were two people in the car and we were wearing seatbelts. Attaching a picture for reference. Name:  ImageUploadedByTeamBHP1432040875.403725.jpg
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Spotted by a friend in Kurukshetra.

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Received a video over WhatsApp. Quite a scary video it is! From what I could make out, there weren't any casualties; a bunch of lucky escapes! Posted the video URL below.

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It is also not so common to wear set belts on rear seat occupants of cars.
It has been mentioned that there were 7 occupants in BMW (I am not sure if they are referring to infants and kids). How is it possible to fit 7 adults in a BMW which is 4/5 seater?
I definitely think the airbag and solid body of BMW saved its occupants whereas Swift lacking airbag and front passengers not wearing seat-belt have proved disaster for them.
If there were 7 people inside that BMW, then it is just plain luck that they survived. Even the Swift's shell is holding up quite well. So even if the Swift had airbags or stronger shell, I doubt if the occupants could have survived.

Looks like 6 occupants of the BMW were injured. Here's the link. http://m.thehindu.com/news/national/...le7216425.ece/
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Sharing screenshots from a video I received over WhatsApp.
Quite a scary video it is! From what I could make out, there weren't any casualties; a bunch of lucky escapes!
Goodness Gracious!! its not just lucky. They were terribly lucky. Any idea why that moron drove like that and the aftermath? I think the old lady near the gate must have got hurt quite badly. She seems to have disappeared in the 13th picture.

What gets into the minds of these drivers?

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Sharing screenshots from a video I received over WhatsApp.
Quite a scary video it is! From what I could make out, there weren't any casualties; a bunch of lucky escapes!
Here's the video of the same.



Ps- since I received the video as a WhatsApp forward, I'm unsure about the credits/ copyright. If made aware, I would gladly make the changes and include the credits, or if it so pleases the author, remove the video altogether.
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Here's the video of the same.



Ps- since I received the video as a WhatsApp forward, I'm unsure about the credits/ copyright. If made aware, I would gladly make the changes and include the credits, or if it so pleases the author, remove the video altogether.
My guess is someone new to driving or learning to drive which went wrong.
That guy on the Dio who dropped his bike and jumped off to the side reminded me of someone trying to escape a bull, but still getting hit by it.
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That guy on the Dio who dropped his bike and jumped off to the side reminded me of someone trying to escape a bull, but still getting hit by it.
I infer that he had starting trouble with his scooter, else he would have driven away like his friend. He is the luckiest chap in his part of the world, i tell you.
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