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Old 19th August 2010, 03:19   #6661
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Dude if this is true then what I said holds even more true. Irresponsible parents who give 2 hoots for the law of the country.
Yes, it is true. This is India and I am darn sure in the end, money power will rule.
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Old 19th August 2010, 10:00   #6662
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Those two Chandigarh girls surrendered and were released on bail immediately.

I thought (and also read in TBHP) that hit-and-run is a non-bailable offence.
Experts, please comment!
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Old 19th August 2010, 10:30   #6663
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Here are the updates on hit and run case of the accord car.
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Old 19th August 2010, 10:41   #6664
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Mayank was only trying to emphatize from a car's perspective that between a unlucky-soul and a nutcase-behind-the-wheel - IT is made a VICTIM - so true - IMO there cannot be a bigger petrolhead than those who shed a tear for such Victims...!!
Ok Sir. From the above, I am sure that I don't qualify as a petrolhead. If this is what petrolhead is, I don't want to be one.
My point was your "victim" can always be brought back to its former glory or replaced with green notes. And a person driving Accord or any fancy cars will have a good amount of that.

When lost lives can also be brought back, I will hop on to your train of thoughts. Till that time, I would remain a lesser petrolhead :-)

Anyway, don't want to carry on with these for too long.I had 2 minor incidents today morning on my way to office.
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So... she was 19, not 17, and two late-teen years should make a lot of difference on the passage from childhood to adulthood.
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I even feel for the girls. They are 17: children too, not even old enough to marry.
In this case they were not old enough to drink either.

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the girl has surrendered,
Shouldn't all the four girls be held accountable? Why just one, the driver?


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Instead of driving their cars into helpless bikers/pedestrians, why don't these drunk rich kids drive their snazzy cars into trailer-trucks/road-rollers etc. for a change? May be then, they would learn a lesson or two.
In this case my honest opinion is that the entire blame would have gone to the truck driver (probably innocent) and the girls would be shown as the victims. The car would anyway have saved them.

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Here are the updates on hit and run case of the accord car.
Let's take a step back and think. If this was not an Accord but a 800 would so much of media coverage be given? Also conclusions were drawn on the age of the girls, their intoxicated state etc without actually having any proof. Guilty unless proved otherwise? I'm not supporting the girls. I too have a six year old son and can understand what the family of the victims is going through, but this seems to be "media sensationalization" at it's best.
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Old 19th August 2010, 11:36   #6667
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There was an accident right before my office today about an hour or so before. From what i could gather, a 2 wheeler guy driving a Libero suddenly swerved left from the ORR to enter the Service lane without checking his mirrors as usual. A car guy who was just behind him braked hard but couldn't avoid hitting the two wheeler's rear tyre. I noticed that the front glass of the car was shattered and the rear tyre of the 2 wheeler was completely bent. There was a crowd gathered around the spot but by the time i took a U turn and returned, the car had left the spot but the bike was still there. I heard that the 2 wheeler guy fainted and was taken to the hospital in the same car. Did anyone else catch this?
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Old 19th August 2010, 14:03   #6668
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Came across this picture while I was browsing through the old newspapers.

A Fiat Linea rammed into a house, don't know the reason for the accident.

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So... she was 19, not 17, and two late-teen years should make a lot of difference on the passage from childhood to adulthood.
I guess 17 was written no where in y'day news; just TBhp

Now another word is getting added up
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A 19-year-old US-based girl
Source - Girls' road race leaves two dead - Hindustan Times

And another one says her dad was a businessman. Hope the col was the other girl's Father.
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Her father, Jagwinder Singh, is a businessman based in Dubai
Source - The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Chandigarh Stories

With media publishing such inconsistent news, I don't even know what to believe now!!!

I'm feeling so down looking at the innocent victims; I feel very sad about their parents on having high hopes on them.

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Now another word is getting added up

Source - Girls' road race leaves two dead - Hindustan Times

And another one says her dad was a businessman. Hope the col was the other girl's Father.

Source - The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Chandigarh Stories

With media publishing such inconsistent news, I don't even know what to believe now!!!

I'm feeling so down looking at the innocent victims; I feel very sad about their parents on having high hopes on them.
You are right.

In today's newspaper, col is mentioned as Uncle. Her father is said to be a businessman working in Dubai.

Newspapers also say that, she lost her mother when she was young.
She is not US Based (atleast according to the newspapers).
She passed out her XII from Vivek High School in chandigarh and was set to join a college in US in a couple of months.

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Came across this picture while I was browsing through the old newspapers.
A Fiat Linea rammed into a house, don't know the reason for the accident.
Was the Linea driver in so much hurry to get into the house, that he didn't want to spend some time to park it properly?

I donno why - but this reminds me of a sticker I have seen on some cars:
"It's not how you drive. It's how you park".
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Was the Linea driver in so much hurry to get into the house, that he didn't want to spend some time to park it properly?

I donno why - but this reminds me of a sticker I have seen on some cars:
"It's not how you drive. It's how you park".
Well said. However I thing that its not the driver's house otherwise he would have been aware of the impending fall that looks quite scary.
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Well said. However I thing that its not the driver's house otherwise he would have been aware of the impending fall that looks quite scary.
Correct - it may not be the driver's house. It was just an angle of thought.

Imagine the plight of people inside the house. You hear a big noise, wake-up and see a CAR hanging over your head.
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Imagine the plight of people inside the house. You hear a big noise, wake-up and see a CAR hanging over your head.


Atleast they saw a pretty face (linea). Imagine if it was the rear of a Dzire
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Atleast they saw a pretty face (linea). Imagine if it was the rear of a Dzire
aw, man!!!!!!!!!!!!
thats NASTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
burn.....
but yeah, couldnt find a better (car)face to wake up with looking at you.

the linea looks as if it just rushed off the edge,stopped, and dropped!
like you see in wiley e coyote do, no???
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