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Old 28th May 2009, 22:33   #2476
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Before chengulpattu. Crossed the divider & resting on the wrong side right lane
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..."IT WONT HAPPEN TO US" - will lead to nowhere. Instead taking more precautions will be of more helpful,if at all the trip is completely unavoidable or a pleasure outing
Rightly said! All it takes is a fraction of a second to turn a jolly trip to a final trip!
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Old 28th May 2009, 22:40   #2478
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Speeding van could not control in time & scrubbed the wall instead of turning. Let me keep away from mentioning the causalities

Location: Bridge next to the junction where you take right turn (towards Thirunelveli) for Sankaran Kovil
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Old 28th May 2009, 22:43   #2479
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Rightly said! All it takes is a fraction of a second to turn a jolly trip to a final trip!
I agree!! After going through more than 3 life threatening accidents i prefer to reach late to my destination rather than taking life threatening decisions.

BTW only 1 accident was because of my fault.
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Wondering how did he managed like this. Could not take more snaps as a Policeman does not like that

Location: Guess its somewhere near Aruppukottai on Tuticorin road (not sure)
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Holy smokes!!The truck in the last few pics looks like its been ripped apart!
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These days truck accidents has become major victim of this thread.
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These days truck accidents has become major victim of this thread.
+1 to that!
They don't realize the size of the vehicles they are driving and lead to such incidents!
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They don't realize the size of the vehicles they are driving and lead to such incidents!
More than that, the pressure from the business houses boils down to these heavy vehicle drivers compromising their sleep & spending more times on wheels to deliver the goods quickly. During a business transaction, supplier making false delivery commitment & pushing the drivers to reach the site at any cost i.e at the cost of some lives at highways.

Recently in one of our sites have seen a lorry driver sleeping in driver cabin though drenched with sweat under hot sun. Evening I had a chance to talk to him & came to know that he had not slept for the past 24 hrs or driving continuously till he reached our site (barring 5-10 mins nap during check posts). Definitely we are at the mercy of these people, have to be accounted under "LUCK" factor
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Similar accident happened to my brothers Sumo.

The driver wanted to go on a personal trip on a temple visit with his relatives. Driving out from Madurai, overtaking a vehicle a tempo come from the other side and he is also overtaking a vehicle. Both try to just flick it at the end.

All went almost well; the hook that was there on the tempo (that is used to tie those ropes) got stuck on the roof carriers side and pulled it out.

End result - from the A-pillar, side doors, roof and back right seats got out. Driver lost one eye and side of his face. Two of them sitting on the back seats got pulled out and got cut by the metal killing them instantly.

Vehicle was also scrapped out.

And this happened at around 10am in the morning!
A hook pulled the roof carrier out (which I believe is an attachment and not a part of it) and it did that much damage!!

Should be an eye opener to folks who think SUVs/MUVs are safer than cars.
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saw this on the way to Ananthpur
sorry for the quality of pic taken from mobile cam
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Hello everyone, I stay in Bangalore and was riding around Fraxer Town thinking to myself when i'll see Maruti's new Ritz. You wont guess what happened a few minutes later! I was in front of the Frazer Town police station and saw a brand new battered Ritz parked in front of the station! I could't believe my eyes! My wish had come true but I definitely did not want it to be in such a way!

It was a maruti showroom piece because it had maruti stickers on it and was surrounded by employees of maruti (dressed in light blue). I could not take pictures. Did anyone else see the car?
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Top end Swift. Conditions of the tyres were very worst and also uneven trye wear highlighting alignment problem

Location: Guess its before somewhere after Chengulpattu
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A hook pulled the roof carrier out (which I believe is an attachment and not a part of it) and it did that much damage!!

Should be an eye opener to folks who think SUVs/MUVs are safer than cars.
I guess that hook was came out from the tempo (as per the post) and the threat could be to any vehicle, sedan or SUV/MUV. We shouldnt generalize, accident can happen with any vehicle and it can get damaged with injuries to passengers. Best is how do we preempt and try to minimise the damage at the last moment.
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Top end Swift. Conditions of the tyres were very worst and also uneven trye wear highlighting alignment problem

Location: Guess its before somewhere after Chengulpattu
O Shhhhh**! Looks like an army tank rear ended it! Any info on the passengers' health?
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