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Old 21st September 2017, 12:48   #24691
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I'm not a 2-wheeler rider, and I don't know how much risk that child is taking.
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Children can be seriously hurt from colliding with handlebars during a fall, even in low speed bike crashes. One national study of seriously injured bicyclists found that handlebar impacts accounted for 22 percent of injuries among nonhead-injured children. Improper bicycle sizing may predispose a child to falling and expose more of his trunk to the handlebar.
The parents not only let their kid ride a bike, but also perform stunts on it.
This is criminal negligence in my honest opinion.
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Old 21st September 2017, 14:23   #24692
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Usually agree with you, but not on this one. Even if it is a private area, if the child slips and falls (is she attempting a wheelie?? ), without any basic safety gear, there is a chance of a catastrophic injury. What makes the parent let the child take risks like this? I simply cannot fathom. If it was up to me there was no way she would be allowed to get on the bike. Completely the parent to blame.
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A very fatal crash for sure, but can't deduce much from the angle of the photograph. Either the ZDI or ZDI+ model by the look of the alloys. No airbag deplyment visible from this angle at least. Anybody have any further info on this incident ?
From the image it looks like the car was sandwiched between two large vehicles probably at very low speeds or while standing behind a larger vehicle. That could be a reason why the airbags did not deploy. A horrible crash for sure.
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From the image it looks like the car was sandwiched between two large vehicles probably at very low speeds or while standing behind a larger vehicle. That could be a reason why the airbags did not deploy. A horrible crash for sure.
Also looks like the picture has been taken after moving the car from the original accident scene and probably after cutting open the top and the sides for extricating the passengers
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A new Scorpio falls off a grade separator near Avinashi. 5 dead.
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Actor Jai Sampath was involved in an accident when he rammed his Audi A4 into the Adyar bridge railing this morning. The Shastri Nagar police that came to the spot conducted a breath analyzer test and he was found to be driving under the the influence of alcohol.

The cops have recommended for his license to be cancelled.

This is not the first time. He was previously fined for DUI in 2014.



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A new Scorpio falls off a grade separator near Avinashi. 5 dead.
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http://www.uniindia.com/five-killed-...ws/997383.html

Apparently the Scorpio fell off the flyover after colliding with a TN transport bus. The article says the Scorpio was travelling towards Coimbatore and Bus towards Selam. Now these are dual carriage, separate flyovers and possibly a gap in between. I wonder how the both collided, unless the Scorpio or the bus was travelling in the wrong carriageway in the opposite direction.

Again, the flyover is on a curve.

https://www.google.co.in/maps/@11.15...!5m1!1e1?hl=en

Edit: I may be wrong, the article says both the vehicles were travelling to Coimbatore.

The rear right part of the Scorpio has a distinct green marks of the TN State bus paint.

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Just a few minutes ago on NH75; Mangalore road at Udayapura, few kms away from Channarayapatna. the i20 wouldn't have spotted the fiesta slowing down for the speed breaker. After hitting the Fiesta, it's gone over the median. Luckily the boot of the fiesta was empty. A lady in the rear set was unhurt. No idea about the i20 occupants

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Just a few minutes ago on NH75; Mangalore road at Udayapura, few kms away from Channarayapatna. the i20 wouldn't have spotted the fiesta slowing down for the speed breaker. After hitting the Fiesta, it's gone over the median. Luckily the boot of the fiesta was empty. A lady in the rear set was unhurt. No idea about the i20 occupants
Why don't people maintain safe distances?

Seems like a populated area, where every conceivable obstruction must be anticipated.
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Not exactly an accident,

It was a 35 year old (approx) banyan tree that fell.

This happened in the rains of 19 September in mumbai, in a by-lane of lokhandwala complex. This is also the only road to my residence which was blocked for 2 days for vehicular traffic.

Cars involved are Mercedes E class, Tata Hexa and Skoda Superb, no human injuries or fatalities to report (Thank God).

Considering the fact that the tree was an extremely heavy one, all three cars have done well to protect the passenger cell.

The real shock of the 3 however was the skoda superb which took the direct impact of the branches of the tree (which were so heavy that they led to the damage of an iron fencing of the adjacent building). The car was hidden under the tree completely and was discovered only after it was chopped off by the BMC officials but still the passenger cell was absolutely intact. Kudos Skoda!

Definitely a company for me to consider for my future purchases on account of the build quality alone.

The hexa is a total loss and is still stuck under the trunk of the tree. I shall upload pics of it once the car is free-d out.

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Ok so the Hexa got out of the clutches of the tree trunk and I'll say I am even more stunned than the skoda at how well it has done considering the fact that the tree trunk must have weighed several hundred kilos and it was lying under it since 4 days.

The car started without any drama and was running absolutely fine, however, I like the fact that the owner still had it towed to the service center instead of driving it there.

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Please excuse the quality of the last picture, it was taken from the house window several floors off the ground and its the best my phone could do.

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It was a 35 year old (approx) banyan tree that fell.
.. the tree was an extremely heavy one, all three cars have done well to protect the passenger cell...
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There is no doubt about the cabin integrity and build of these cars and they have held up well.

Since it was a banyan tree, it would have had a huge canopy and when it fell, the canopy/outward branches would have hit the ground first taking most of the load, saving the cars from the full weight/brunt of those massive trunk and branches.

Had the full weight of those trunks fallen directly, any car would have been reduced to pulp like in the pic below.
https://goo.gl/images/xwnfoc

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I'm not a 2-wheeler rider, and I don't know how much risk that child is taking.
One needn't necessarily be a two wheeler rider to know how much risk is involved with children riding & doing stunts on 2 wheelers.
It is just basic sense of judgement that is required to know the risks involved here, and you have answered it yourself in the same post.

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but what happens if that thing falls on her leg?
That, exactly is the risk involved.

It is still riskier if she rams it onto a cyclist or a pedestrian or anything for that matter.

Only the parents are to be blamed for encouraging such stupid & dangerous acts.
At that age, the child may not be knowing what is legal, what is safe and it is the parent's responsibility to educate them about all these.

And instead of doing that, here the parents are proudly posting the photos of such dangerous acts on social media!

With such stupid parents, the only hope left for the kid is growing up and learning all these legalities and safety aspects in due course of time by herself, through education and from the society.

My only prayer is that the kid lives long enough to do all that.

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would have hit the ground first taking most of the load, saving the cars from the full weight/brunt of those massive trunk and branches.

Had the full weight of those trunks fallen directly, any car would have been reduced to pulp like in the pic below.
https://goo.gl/images/xwnfoc
Possibly For_cars1 that may have been the case however the when the tree fell the canopy hit the iron fence of the building opposite to the building in which the tree was planted (can be seen over the skoda) so I presume a significant part of the impact may have been absorbed by that as well, however, I was standing there when the tree was being cut by the bmc and when the skoda got uncovered it had a huge branch (the size of a sports bike probably) sitting on its roof which had shattered the sunroof. Further, the pictures of the hexa before it came out of the wreckage is evidence that it faced the trunk of the tree on its head with significant impact if not all of the impact of the fall. considering that I'd say both cars have still done pretty well.
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Students speed to death at 170kmph
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Two students were killed here early on Sunday when they indulged in rash driving and sped their sports bike at 170kmph! They lost control of the bike, hit a median near Jammichettu Centre in Moghalrajapuram area and crashed into an electric pole. The impact displaced the streetlight atop the pole and flung the bike 150 metres away , with its wreckage found strewn all over the place.
http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/A...25092017010031


Mathrubhumi report has CCTV visuals:
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