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Old 14th December 2008, 13:16   #1276
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In case of a Road Accident:

You should try to provide help to the victims i.e. if there are injuries please arrange for medical treatment. You may want to keep the numbers (Ambulance, 24X7 Service, police, insurance) handy.

It is always better to call police and inform them about the accident, especially in the unknown areas. If they give you FIR it is well and good. Generally, do not expect to have FIR, charge-sheet immediately. It might take few days/weeks for them to prepare. You will need these if there are injuries or damges to the other vehicle. You may also want to call insurance company and inform about them about the accident, so that they can provide you the name of the concerned/nearest authorized agent/dealer who will take care of claims process.

Please do not panic, be cool. Lock the car, if possible.

Let police do their own-investigations; after all, they have been trained to do that. Hand-over the copies of DL, insurance policy, RC to them, as per their demand. Please do not argue with police or insurance people. Be very polite and co-operate with police, RTO and insurance. This might help to minimize your involvement later. Also do not promise anything to victim except your vehicle’s insurance photo-copy.

After RTO inspections, police may allow to take your car for repairs. You may want to take some pictures of the damaged vehicles, so that some expert can do the analysis later. Please ask authorized dealer (preferably approved by the insurance company) to collect the vehicle. Visit concerned agent’s office and fill the required claims form with their help/instructions. Generally they will give you a claim ref number after the repairs. Ask for claims number it is important for future ref/communication, if they do not provide. Maruti-Insurance and their dealers provide a good service including cash-less repairs and insurance claims. If you have taken an insurance policy directly from the public sector insurance company, then it could be very lengthy process and bureaucratic.

Police will inform you if there is a case against you. Generally, their investigations/reports are the most reliable document available in any court of law. So please co-operate with police and this would help to minimize the waste of time and money involved in the legal case filed by a state against you.

If there are claims from others, insurance company will call you. Insurance company will help to sort them if your papers (DL, insurance policy) are in order and also they will arrange for separate investigations at any time, if necessary based on the circumstances. They will take-care of these claims or they will fight in the court against claimants, but they will need your co-operation and you need to sign couple of legal papers for objections in the motor accident claims tribunal (vakalatnama, written-statement prepared by panel lawyer and based on investigation carried by insurance company), as in the court only owner is allowed to take certain defenses but insurance company has to pay for the claims. Generally evidences/pleadings/judgements in criminal cases are not valid/acceptable for the civil liability cases. So please follow their instructions, it might help to save some public money and you are always protected by the insurance policy. (If you do not have effective DL or valid insurance policy, insurance company will take statutory defenses against you and then you will have to fight against the claimants and the insurer.) Make a True Copies (by a Public Notary) of the valid insurance policy and effective driving license and keep it in a bank locker, if you want to be really safe after an accident.

It is a terrible experience, but unfortunately on Indian roads you could get into such situations. It is our responsibility to improve the conditions.

NEVER TRY TO DISAPPEAR FROM THE SCENE, IF YOU ARE INVOLVED UNFORTUNATELY. HELP THE VICTIM FIRST & THE REST LEAVE IT TO GOD!

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Old 14th December 2008, 21:14   #1277
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this accident happened after this guys came out of the Go kart racing
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Old 14th December 2008, 22:37   #1278
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gosh, how did the tree fall on the car?
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Old 14th December 2008, 22:57   #1279
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weird one. A friend saw it near Garh ganga. No idea, but just weird - first time seen something like that - so felt like sharing.

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Old 14th December 2008, 23:08   #1280
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gosh, how did the tree fall on the car?
This guy nearly cleared a compound wall and a tree nearby
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Old 15th December 2008, 09:45   #1281
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In case of a Road Accident:
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These are good tips. However outside of cities one is likely to be lynched by the mob.

The only way I can think of escaping mob fury is to feign injury or unconsciousness yourself. This is not cool or ethical but hey, it could save another life.
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Old 15th December 2008, 10:42   #1282
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The only way I can think of escaping mob fury is to feign injury or unconsciousness yourself. This is not cool or ethical but hey, it could save another life.
yes very true...the best way
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Old 15th December 2008, 11:07   #1283
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yup i was inside this one. still came out in one piece
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1090878-post102.html
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Old 15th December 2008, 11:55   #1284
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this accident happened after this guys came out of the Go kart racing
ECR road

Verna looks too bad. Any human life Affected?
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Old 15th December 2008, 13:28   #1285
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The rear ended Aveo is surprising. The rear ends are usually very tough. How much was Indica damaged ? When our Baleno rear ended the Accent, Accent damage was very less.
Well the Indica had very less damage just a dented bonnet and bumper(very repairable) and broken grille..

I think this fifth or sixth Verna crash i have seen here,all of them similarly damaged or worse, Think the guy wasn't out of go karting lag..

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Pics of our car after the crash..
Story--> http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1062897-post1183.html


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Old 15th December 2008, 16:51   #1287
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Verna looks too bad. Any human life Affected?
No human life were affected the driver were standing in the crowd with in minutes they flew from the scene

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Old 15th December 2008, 16:54   #1288
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To see a Wagon R so badly hit and the passengers safe.
THANK GOD is all I can say.
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it seems to be a brand new car...
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Old 15th December 2008, 17:21   #1290
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it seems to be a brand new car...
It was just 2 weeks old.. The plates broke off since they were fibre plates.. We insisted that the car have plates before its delivered and in their hurry, they didnt bother taking off the REGD sticker!
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