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Old 24th April 2010, 18:49   #5461
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Major Accident on Residency Road. Details are yet to come. As per current details, the Bus in the first picture lost control, rammed a car, then a couple of two wheelers and came to rest after ramming another Bus. One person was killed.

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Another accident near Bangalore. 5 Persons in a Maruthi Car were crushed to death after head on collision with a lorry. The blurred part are the bodies still trapped in the car.

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Horrible images. The Activa is badly rammed. The SX4 seems to have rear ended the bus or something. The link you provided does not have the original picture.
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Only the last image is from the local paper. The rest of the pictures are clicked by my colleague.
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We often hear or read the words "lost control". The newspapers use it as if it is the absolute and complete explanation, whereas it actually does not even begin to tell what happened.

Anyway, it was not the vehicle that lost control --- but the driver. Forgive my pedantry, but it seems to me to be a vital point. The words we use go hand in hand with how we think.


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Anyway, it was not the vehicle that lost control --- but the driver. Forgive my pedantry, but it seems to me to be a vital point. The words we use go hand in hand with how we think.
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Sorry, typo error. The driver of the Bus in the first image lost control.
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This is my grandfather's car!! the report we got was that the driver accidently floored the accelerator pedal instead of the brakes to avoid an oncoming vehicle and the car went off the road (wet due to rains) hit the mud wall and flipped from the front. Luckily no one was hurt , everyone got out without a scratch. And thanks to God and Seatbelts. ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEATBELT WHILE DRIVING.
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Sorry, typo error. The driver of the Bus in the first image lost control.
Nothing personal!

Actually your post reminded me of how often I see this used in the newspapers.

EP... that's dreadful, but so glad the people were not hurt.


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Is that a champagne corolla?
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Is that a champagne corolla?
Yes that is a champagne gold corrola. And Oh! I just noticed, the car is not instantly recognizable!!

@ E Ginathom- Thank you for your concern. yes when I saw the car I almost had an heart attack. Thank God everyone is ok.

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Latest update to Residency Road Accident : An eyewitness saw the Bus Driver talking on mobile while driving. The Bus Driver claims that it was a technical snag which led to Accident.

Transport Minister Ashok was present just 2 kms away as BMTC is observing Traffic Enforcement Week telling Bus Drivers to drive safely.

@EP: Hopeful after seeing the photo everyone will start wearing seat belt. Wishful thinking. Good to hear that nobody was hurt. The car front portion had taken quite a lot of impact.

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Latest update to Residency Road Accident : An eyewitness saw the Bus Driver talking on mobile while driving.
OH MAN.... That driver should be arrested for murder.

I am going to start taking videos of BMTC drivers talking on mobile phones while driving and host them on youtube.
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Latest update to Residency Road Accident : An eyewitness saw the Bus Driver talking on mobile while driving. The Bus Driver claims that it was a technical snag which led to Accident.

Transport Minister Ashok was present just 2 kms away as BMTC is observing Traffic Enforcement Week telling Bus Drivers to drive safely.
is the irony of this lost on all but me??

BMTC drivers talking on cellphone while driving is quite a common sight. Spitfire, you have some busy times ahead then.
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I wonder what speeds the bus driver was doing to cause this much damage and 'loose control'!

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OH MAN.... That driver should be arrested for murder.

I am going to start taking videos of BMTC drivers talking on mobile phones while driving and host them on youtube.
hope you're not filming them while your driving
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11 persons, including 5 members of a family, were killed in two separate road accidents, according to today's Deccan Herald:
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Spitfire, you have some busy times ahead then.
Yes, and I am expecting a lot of them to go after me once they see me doing it.

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hope you're not filming them while your driving
These days I hardly drive. I take the bus quite regularly. While driving I hardly talk to the co passengers forget shooting videos.

News Update in TOI today: The driver was hired 18 months back. Earlier experience driving tractors in villages. What the....?? And we all know how tractor drivers drive.
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