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Old 20th November 2015, 17:45   #19171
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I was eye-witness to this accident!

I was shaken inside. Had I been 10 seconds late, I would have been hit by the Verna.

Doesn't Verna come with ABS?
That's horrible. IMO driver is to blame here, not the soft suspension setup or dynamics of Verna.

Yes, the particular Verna in pictures is SX variant, which is equipped with ABS.
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Old 20th November 2015, 18:06   #19172
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Sad end. Brand new Baleno.

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The impact was so severe that after hitting the potato-laden truck, the car overturned, jumped the divider and rolled onto the other side of the highway. While three of the victims died on the spot, Kiran succumbed to her injuries at the Panipat civil hospital. Sonu and Pallavi were admitted to the Karnal civil hospital.
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Sad end. Brand new Baleno.
Hope that the Baleno is in that state due to cutting it open for rescuing the occupants. Else.

Not a single part or area of that car is intact

I am having a chill through my spine.

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After reading the full article, I realized that according to the report, there were six people in the car . That is appalling itself! Either that is correct or I'm missing something here?
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The Baleno's mangled remains are so scary to look at, this must have been a high speed impact because the car has totally crumpled and if it was not for the alloys, i would not have even recognized it. Sad to note that so many people lost lives, scary crash.

Not blaming any one but i hope the companies/dealers start educating people that they need to keep it easy for the first 1000-1500 kms, it takes time getting used to a new car, brakes need bed in and those new tyres also take time to grip properly. No one here reads owners manual and nor are most people educated enough, a 3 minute safety brief should help people understand why companies ask people to drive easy for initial 1000 kms.
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Not blaming any one but i hope the companies/dealers start educating people that they need to keep it easy for the first 1000-1500 kms, it takes time getting used to a new car, brakes need bed in and those new tyres also take time to grip properly.

It is reported that the speeding truck hit the Baleno.

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after a speeding truck rammed into their car.The impact was so severe that after hitting the potato-laden truck, the car overturned, jumped the divider and rolled onto the other side of the highway.

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Sad end. Brand new Baleno.
Despite having airbags from the base version, it failed to deploy. I'm not saying anything more since we don't know the point of impact( impact could have been on the side)
After seeing the last few pages in this thread,I sincerely wish for a rollover test in the upcoming Bharat Safety programme along with a side impact test. That along with seat belts can save many lives.( Apart from driving etiquette and following rules)


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After reading the full article, I realized that according to the report, there were six people in the car . That is appalling itself! Either that is correct or I'm missing something here?
Yes, there were six people in the car according to the article. It's mentioned twice IIRC.

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Sad end. Brand new Baleno
Very sad indeed. This looks like a top end model and look at the structure of this car. This picture won't give you any confidence at all, it really looks pathetic. I would be curios to see how this car fares in a Global NCAP test.
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A question to Verna owners: From the screeching noise I heard, the car tires seemed to have locked under hard braking. Doesn't Verna come with ABS?
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Scary situation to witness indeed. A combination or just any of these: balding tyres, bad brake pads, bad calipers, bad rotors and bad wheel bearings could cause a car with ABS to lock up its tyres.
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I do not understand why the ABS did not kick in, In fact, Verna's ABS are way too proactive,I own a Verna and ABS kicks in even for fine gravel found before speed bumps.
ABS will not kick in guys if the cause of the skid is a high speed directional change manoeuvre. Program's like ESC (electronic stability control) are a safer bet in cases like these. The Verna has suffered a fishtail due to sharp curve which was beyond the scope of ABS.

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Sad end. Brand new Baleno.
Unbelievable. That thing resembles a crunched up paper ball.
Tells a lot about the structural strength of maruti cars.
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What is that on the right rear of the car? I hope it is not what it appears to be. Very Scary.
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"All new light weight, 10% stiffer more rigid platform for structural safety"-

All this mean nothing after I saw that pic! Baleno, not a good start at all!!

Looks like the truck got overturned too. Must have been a t-boning incident? Anybody's guess. Let the souls RIP!

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My knowledge of physics tells me that bald and slick tires have better grip than tires with a lot of treads. It is plain simple rule - more area of contact means more sliding friction.

It is only on wet surfaces that make bald tires aquaplane and thus lose the grip.
I think there are many aspects to it. But basically if both surfaces are similar they provide maximum friction. Thats why F1 tires are bald, Road tires have somewhat more treads and off-road tires has deepest treads.

Further more the tire gets bald it reaches towards the area which is most hardest, or say the rubber is more hard on inner layers of tire.

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Unbelievable. That thing resembles a crunched up paper ball.
Tells a lot about the structural strength of maruti cars.
It might. But it probably doesn't.

The right accident will turn any car into a scrunched-up paper ball.
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