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Old 5th September 2011, 00:44   #9121
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The car is parked right next to an 11 KV line[?] or a transformer. Could be a reason of sparks flying from the line? Could he not park the car 10 metres up or down further??!

Culprit most likely would be an aftermarket car stereo installation or some electrical mods. Just a strong hunch.


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My suspicions from 800 kms away based on everyday sights:!
Its most likely the U-Turn that the A-Star decided to take from a left lane, and a speeding Audi that was nowhere close in sight seconds back when the a-star driver "looked".

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5. 3*PMS
LOL I like that!!
Maybe somebody needs to invent a PMS meter/guage in the dashboard of the car? Like the in-steering breath-Analyzer?

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There was an accident on NH 48 on Kunigal bypass yesterday at around 8 pm, involving a tractor, a Verna and an Indica taxi.
That stretch is made 2-way, as the other side is under construction. But there is only a makeshift sign with an X and the board itself is just a metal sheet.
Even I did not bother much about that board, until I met stagnant traffic. Then 2 ambulances came, struggled to reach the accident spot through the stopped cars, and finally made it.
It looked like the Verna had failed to see the oncoming tractor (possibly without lights) and had crashed head on. Verna's front was pretty smashed and even roof had caved in.
Indica had probably tried to avoid the collision and had gone off the road. The road is at 10 feet elevation! It did not look like the car had much damage on it. But who wears seatbelts in such cars anyway?

I don't think the front passengers of Verna had any chance of survuval without seatbelts. Waiting to see TV news.
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As per today's news paper, another Kallada bus met with an accident yesterday night near Coimbatore bye pass with a lorry. Drivers of both the vehicles died. Waiting for more news. As per newspaper, bus burned and both the drivers were charred to death. Kallada is often getting into accidents nowadays...
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As per today's news paper, another Kallada bus met with an accident yesterday night near Coimbatore bye pass with a lorry. Drivers of both the vehicles died. Waiting for more news. As per newspaper, bus burned and both the drivers were charred to death. Kallada is often getting into accidents nowadays...
Both drivers died in that accident and 18 injured. Also both vehicles caught fire.

Kallada operators are against over speeding (for better mileage) but still involved in many accidents.
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Both drivers died in that accident and 18 injured. Also both vehicles caught fire.

Kallada operators are against over speeding (for better mileage) but still involved in many accidents.
What bus was that ? Strangely ,buses are catching fire these days on a more frequent basis!! Is it because these were on full tanks ?Or because Volvos( I am assuming its a Volvo again) have their fuel tanks in the front as compared to other buses.

Dunno about the MB buses.


And ,here we are talking about both drivers charred to death .Usually one driver should have been sleeping in the rear ..is it the cleaner ?
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And ,here we are talking about both drivers charred to death .Usually one driver should have been sleeping in the rear ..is it the cleaner ?
Drivers of both bus and lorry died in this accident. Not the second driver of the bus.
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Is it because these were on full tanks ?
These buses usually fill their tanks to the brim from a petrol bunk in Perundurai, which is owned by the truck owners association I guess. So the tank should have been full.

PS:: Not sure why do they prefer to fill the fuel from there, may be some discounts or extra perks?

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I don't think Kallada rus a volvo multi from pathanamthitta to BLR. Their B9 is between Kottarakkara and BLR. The one from PTM is a sleeper bus .
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These accidents and fires once again point to simple measures like having marked Emergency Exit windows in Volvos.Thats the first thing i check when I sit in an AC bus.The newer volvos do have the second door that serve as emergency exits ,but dunno if they really open .

About safety hammers ,guess its similar to the seat belts .Nobody cares !
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Drivers charred in bus-lorry collision in Coimbatore - The Times of India

Here is the link to this accident(Kallada sleeper).

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COIMBATORE: Drivers of a bus and a lorry were charred to death when the vehicles collided near Karpagam University on the deserted L&T bypass road in Coimbatore in the early hours of Monday. Forty eight passengers of the Bangalore-bound private bus from Pathanamthitta in Kerala had a providential escape when the luxury sleeper vehicle and the lorry caught fire around 1.15am.

The bus driver was identified as Mohandas, a native of Thrissur in Kerala, working with the Bangalore-based Kallada Tour and Travel Operators. The lorry driver is yet to be identified.
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From the above report looks like the bus was an AL Sleeper (repeat of KPN accident) and not a Volvo.
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I don't think the front passengers of Verna had any chance of survuval without seatbelts. Waiting to see TV news.
There were 2 people in the car and both of them did not survive the accident. One of them was a close relative of my friend. The other person too was kind of a mentor to my friend and was very close to him.
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My driver today told me that he read in the paper about a Skoda - Meru crash that left 2 occupants of the car and one other person dead. Case of drunk driving by the (late) driver of the Octavia.
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Udupi: Teacher's Day Tragedy - Five Lecturers Injured in Car-Bus Collision

Udupi: Teacher's Day Tragedy - Five Lecturers Injured in Car-Bus Collision

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Fourteen bus passengers, including three children, were killed and 33 others were injured in a road accident involving a government bus and a private bus on the Tiruchi-Madurai National Highway at Lanjamedu junction near Kovilpatti.

Looks like the government local bus was on the wrong lane of the Highway.

Source: The Hindu : States / Tamil Nadu : 14 killed as buses collide near Tiruchi

I have seen lot of Private and Government long distance buses taking wrong lane just to enter any of the hotels on the other side of the road and causing several accidents these days.
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