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Old 24th May 2013, 21:25   #13261
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That's two bus drivers driving too close to the vehicle in front. Sadly, the usual situation.

Its always a good idea never to drive inbetween two heavy vehicles. Just let them pass. If you do, you would be the 'crumple zone' in a situation like this.
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XUV W8 Rear end.

This is a brand new XUV W8 6 months old, who was returning home from a long trip from a holiday, rear ended an container who applied the brakes reasons not known as per locals report.

I don't know how the driver managed to do this feet but the car has declared total loss all the occupants are safe with minor bruises.
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Last weekend I spotted a brand new black Ford Fiesta (new version, not Classic) that had frontal accident damage, parked by the side of the NH47 at Kavanad (Kollam, KL) - just near the police station. It did not even have number plates - was sporting a For Regn sticker. Anyone has any info on the accident ? Not sure if it was posted here.
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XUV W8 Rear end.

rear ended an container who applied the brakes reasons not known as per locals report.

I don't know how the driver managed to do this feet
Isn't RUPD & FUPD (rear and front underun protection device)mandatory for trucks now? If it had that,methinks the family could have gotten away with a broken grill,headlights and a radiator,with body crumples.Anyway good that they're all ok.
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Old 27th May 2013, 23:48   #13265
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There was a pile up involving atleast 4 cars and a bus at EE highway after kanjur flyover towards Thane. Atleast one of the cars (santro) was total damage.
The whole traffic was going at a snail's pace as everyone wanted to check out the scene closely and draw inferences.
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Isn't RUPD & FUPD (rear and front underun protection device)mandatory for trucks now? If it had that,methinks the family could have gotten away with a broken grill,headlights and a radiator,with body crumples.Anyway good that they're all ok.
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Do you live in India? Around gurgaon 90% of trucks dont have RUPD, and 99% dont have FUPD!
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Has anyone posted about the accident caused due to drunken driving in Chennai Egmore involving a Shaji Purushotham from EMPEE group ? The Merc that Shaji was driving after a booze party ran over some homeless children sleeping on the streets of Egmore. Please see the link below - there has been some twists in the tale.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...?homepage=true

(Ignore if this has been already posted somewhere else in the Forum)
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XUV W8 Rear end.

This is a brand new XUV W8 6 months old, who was returning home from a long trip from a holiday, rear ended an container who applied the brakes reasons not known as per locals report.

I don't know how the driver managed to do this feet but the car has declared total loss all the occupants are safe with minor bruises.
Pretty strange why the side and curtain airbags present in the W8 did not deploy in such an accident. The roof is caved in as well as the pillars.
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Dear Sir,

Do you live in India? Around gurgaon 90% of trucks dont have RUPD, and 99% dont have FUPD!
Isn't it sad? But atleast gurgaon truckers know that they have to drive on the slow lane unlike their brothers from maharastra and below.I was noticing (i am in a taxi in an industrial part of chennai), that only the newer tricks have those.
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Eeeeeeee !!! Before anyone jumps to conclusion and beat me black and blue, let me say honestly - I don't support tailgating and everyone should maintain 1 or 2 car gap atleast.

I do maintain a good 2 car gap while I am in 5th or 4th gear. However in bumper to bumper traffic crawling at 1st gear, I practically follow the bumper to bumper quote. This to simply avoid people (bikers) to sqeeze and scratch my car all over and then start ranting on me, worse come in front of the car, lose balance, fall and die.
Having couple of bad scratches due to bikers squeezing in, I have started following this approach Soumyajit and it works wonders . Bikers see the minimal gap and with a pity face just stand or move to other side. My car is saved .
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Pretty strange why the side and curtain airbags present in the W8 did not deploy in such an accident. The roof is caved in as well as the pillars.
Maybe the didn't deploy as the electrical connections to them got damaged when the 'A' pillar took the hit. There are a tons of reasons for them not having deployed.

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Saw an A-Star on the divider on the ORR near the Nagarbhavi crossing. There is a sharp curve just before the the overbridge where I have seen many people correct their steering. The accident took place just before the overbridge. The car had run over the divider and dashed against an electric pole. The front end including the side panels had caved in by the force of the hit. The passenger cabin was intact with no damage, even the front windshield did not break on the impact. The police were already on the scene and were busy directing the traffic and asking no one to stop/ slow.
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Just 5 minutes ago saw this on NICE road between kanakapura road and bhannerughatta road
A white ertiga zdi looked to have hit a truck or something and the driver side has taken a bad hit.
The airbags were deployed. The driver had been taken out so don't know what injuries he has sustained
There we're a lot of debris lying around for 50mtrs or so which looked like bumper pieces and torn tyres

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Just 5 minutes ago saw this on NICE road between kanakapura road and bhannerughatta road
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With many accidents happening in NICE Road, why are they not deploying speed guns to catch over speeding vehicles? These days I am also seeing cars coming in wrong directions at good speeds, especially people who miss their exits. Also, truck drivers should me fined if they are on the right lane.
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Has anyone posted about the accident caused due to drunken driving in Chennai Egmore involving a Shaji Purushotham from EMPEE group ? The Merc that Shaji was driving after a booze party ran over some homeless children sleeping on the streets of Egmore. Please see the link below - there has been some twists in the tale.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...?homepage=true
Strangely it did not make it to the forum. Anyway Shaji is absconding and it seems one of the kids died in the hospital.

BTW, isn't the airbag supposed to deflate after deployment ? In the case of the Merc in above incident, looks like it remained inflated, as mentioned by a witness :
“I tried to pull the driver out of the vehicle, but the inflated air bag made it difficult for me to do so. We had to deflate it before pulling the driver out."

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