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Old 13th April 2009, 12:07   #2071
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Till we don't know, its tough to surmise. It may have been that minute fraction of a second more of reaction time which did them in (cruising at 100+ speeds doesn't give much margin for error) - may have been an overtaking maneuver which went bad - could've been anything.
Hmmm, 2.30- 3 in the morning, going towards Delhi is normally quite empty, right? Couldn't for the life of me figure out why they crashed into the truck when it braked suddenly? Tailgating? Didn't notice the truck was slowing down? Who knows, only the third youth's statements will tell - if he ends up making them.

Till then - there will be an element of surmise. The empty beer bottles will not help their cause either.
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Hmmm, 2.30- 3 in the morning, going towards Delhi is normally quite empty, right? Couldn't for the life of me figure out why they crashed into the truck when it braked suddenly? Tailgating? Didn't notice the truck was slowing down? Who knows, only the third youth's statements will tell - if he ends up making them.

Till then - there will be an element of surmise. The empty beer bottles will not help their cause either.
I strongly feel that one of these bottle may have made its way on into the ABC pedal region and jammed the brake pedal.
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Old 13th April 2009, 17:32   #2073
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Todays papers reported an accident on Mumbai Pune Expressway where a Bandra businessman and his wife and one daughter lost their lives when their Swift hit the divider and turned turtle !!

This is probably the first case of Swift turning turtle on impact !! I had thought that with the low centre of gravity it was not possible for the car to flip over that too on impacting the dividers which are not that high in comparison to some in the city.
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Must consider how the impact happened, as in the way it hit the divider.
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Old 13th April 2009, 18:37   #2075
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there have been pics posted here of a dzire which turned turtle after hitting a roadside slope at high speeds.
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RIP to the lost souls,really sad to hear this.
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May their souls rest in peace.

But shouldn't this be present in the Accidents in India thread?
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This is probably the first case of Swift turning turtle on impact !! I had thought that with the low centre of gravity it was not possible for the car to flip over that too on impacting the dividers which are not that high in comparison to some in the city.
Not possible? Even a jumbo jet will turn turtle given the right torque.

But I get what you mean.
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looks like a big vehicle hit the santro from behind. that it too much to pay for no fault of yours.
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This accident happened on 18th February, 2009 at Pampavalley, near Erumeli. It occured at 4.30 in the morning. The bus was said to be in good speed on a descent and the driver who might not be well experience in the curvy hill roads didn't anticipate a curve.

12 people lost their lives, 10 of them aged women.

And the bus was ripped off during the fall and not sliced off during rescue operations. Perhaps several people might have escaped as they were thrown out of the bus.

See the news below

The Hindu : Kerala News : 12 A.P. pilgrims killed in accident


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Clicked this picture on my way to Sabarimala on Friday in Kerala and this bus was down a valley around a hairpin bend. It looked quite fresh and god only knows what happened to the people.

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The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Erode News : Four AIADMK activists killed in road accident

Went head on with a bus traveling from Palani to Salem. 5 people on the scorpio were killed on spot. Wonder how much speed they were traveling given the state of the scorpio or is it cut open to remove the deceased
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Damn - what a crazy country we live in - give the keys to bunch of animals, they drive and explode next day - This is probably the most important thread of this website

Last edited by aerohit : 14th April 2009 at 11:04. Reason: EDIT:Oooops - Just read the article - They were bunch of Politicians............................
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Unless the licensing norms are made stringent, accidents like this will not stop! Time for the Govt to wake up.
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Hey Sudheesh,
That was a really quick update,great keeep it up...Kudos!!!.
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This accident happened on 18th February, 2009 at Pampavalley, near Erumeli. It occured at 4.30 in the morning. The bus was said to be in good speed on a descent and the driver who might not be well experience in the curvy hill roads didn't anticipate a curve.

12 people lost their lives, 10 of them aged women.

And the bus was ripped off during the fall and not sliced off during rescue operations. Perhaps several people might have escaped as they were thrown out of the bus.

See the news below

The Hindu : Kerala News : 12 A.P. pilgrims killed in accident
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On page 3, someone said that Skodas are built like tanks.

Now Confirmed - No car is built like a tank.

(never should be)
Unless it's a H1(army version not the ones available to civilians)
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