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Old 20th June 2008, 13:43   #856
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From the look of it all passengers could not have perished. Unless they had parked it on the fast lane and gone for a nap behind !!

I have serious doubts that this was parked on the fast lane, who would do that !! Must have been parked on the outer lane.
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This 7 series seems to have suffered a massive crash on the way to Amby Valley. Too bad because it seemed to be the facelift version, and hence a pretty new car.

Please ignore the dancing monkey in the pics.
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Old 23rd June 2008, 16:53   #858
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Now thats more than just gonna burn a BIG hole in the pocket.. Should definately be atleast 10-12lakhs plus repairs..

But how did the body piece below the door come off?? And cuz the apron is gonna need a replacement, wonder if it'll ride just like new when its back on road. And btw, any idea what happened?

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Old 23rd June 2008, 20:27   #859
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Amazing how the passenger cell is intact
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Old 23rd June 2008, 23:01   #860
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whoa.. last few posts literally made me go
First, the Accord - nice and new piece of machinery and a really sad incident.

Second one - the beemer was real shocker, but it goes on to show the strength of a well engineered vehicle. Damage to the pocket must be really high on that one.

@stopping on the expressway - i have seen people stopping their car on the 'fast' lane of expressway to pee - and once a Trax was stopped on that lane as some 5-6 people needed to ease themselves. Take that !
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BMW in a crash ..

The BMW is aiming for atleast Rs. 10 lakh repairs. The integrity of passenger cell is awesome. Its worth the price then. Easily and luckily no unpleasant news from BMW.
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Please ignore the dancing monkey in the pics.

Please explain - why the special show for you?

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Amazing how the passenger cell is intact
I dont think the damage was as severe as it seems in these photos - my guess is that karate kid may have been sent there to remove all the damaged parts that might have been a liability during towing (headlights, bumper, sidepanel/apron etc) and thats why it looks a little worse than it is.

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Well the 740Li is at the workshop now, undergoing initial estimates.. and the impact is huge..
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Well the 740Li is at the workshop now, undergoing initial estimates.. and the impact is huge..
i was wondering if the owner keeps the car or sells it off. im guessing it cant claim it as total loss right ?
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Looks like there is minimal damage to the front. But the rear is torn apart badly. I doubt if the cops are correct in saying everyone were killed since the cabin looks like it absorbed the impact and there are no signs of major damage to it. Rear passengers might have been injured though. Sad to see a new car wasted like this. Hope no one was injured badly or killed.
Getting rearended at high speeds is a sure way to hit your head on the headrest and break your neck. It can be fatal at times.
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Getting rearended at high speeds is a sure way to hit your head on the headrest and break your neck. It can be fatal at times.
Wrong! while getting rear ended at high speeds, it is the head rest that SAVES your neck.

I've seen plenty of whiplash injuries and fractured cervical vertebrae. they are the worst in cars without head rests.
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Wrong! while getting rear ended at high speeds, it is the head rest that SAVES your neck.

I've seen plenty of whiplash injuries and fractured cervical vertebrae. they are the worst in cars without head rests.
Agreed!

Tron - infact in some more "advanced" cars, on sensing a rear impact the headrest even moves forward towards your head to help prevent whiplash even further.

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Happened with me at Essel World. I was driving one of those electric cars- the dodgem or bump cars or whatever you call them. About a foot behind the seat is a vertical rod that receives electricity from the wire mesh overhead. Now I had to stop for a moment and right then, someone rear-ended me. My head snapped back and hit the vertical rod. The knock was painful, of course, but the backward snap of my neck was really stressful. My head reeled and the remainder of the ride was all hazy. I somehow managed to bring the car back to the side. I can well imagine what would happen if you were stationary and were rear-ended by a truck!
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I'm told everyone escaped alive. dont know how thats possible.

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Large puddle/pond that completely covers one lane(northbound) and encroaches into the inside lane. Its been raining heavily last night.
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The Esteem after hitting the water, loses control, hits the median, uproots the Lamp-post and digs up the soil on the median
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Esteem lands upside down on the hard shoulder of the NH47(southbound side)
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Alto Driver who was said to be rubber necking to see the accident above, drives off the road and into a wall.
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bad :(

check out the condition of the tyres of the esteem. the spare wheel is also not tightened in the spare wheel well.

regarding the alto: accidents attract a lot of attention / drivers usually gets distracted.

thank god everyone is safe.

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