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Old 3rd May 2006, 13:58   #31
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It's god's grace everybody walked out safe.

Did you mention that the milk van was coming out of a village? It's always safe to decrease the speed when you are driving through villages. Don't know which idiot will jump infront of your car. They don't think about the traffic because they live there and feel they have every right over the road.

It's just bad about our govt engineers who design fast roads to go through villages.

Regarding insurance, Ford Rocam has already posted the best information.
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Old 3rd May 2006, 16:36   #32
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actually the driver survived,one of the passenger died
Don't wish to start an argument, but the Mid-Day article quoted clearly says the driver died. http://www.mid-day.com/news/city/2003/july/58015.htm

In any case, you might be better aware of this case and newspapers can always make mistakes

Incidentally, what do the knowledgeable experts on Team BHP say--was this accident so gruesome because of the Ikon's build quality or was it because of the extremely high speed it was being driven at?
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Old 3rd May 2006, 17:45   #33
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what a sight !! The car
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Old 3rd May 2006, 17:45   #34
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what a sight !! The car looks
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Old 3rd May 2006, 17:46   #35
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what a sight !! The car looks totally out of shape
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Old 3rd May 2006, 19:52   #36
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Seatbelt saved everyone in there

Dude, get in touch with McLaren on the forum he just experienced a horrible crash a few months ago as well and might be able to give you the lowdown on insurance.
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Old 3rd May 2006, 21:59   #37
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[quote=ivor]Don't wish to start an argument, but the Mid-Day article quoted clearly says the driver died. http://www.mid-day.com/news/city/2003/july/58015.htm
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well i know the guy who was actually driving the car since i stay in worli only
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Old 3rd May 2006, 23:30   #38
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hey thats a horrible crash V.Tec... good to know all are fine....

and 120 in villiage limits is too fast.... as mentioned by satish....
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Did you mention that the milk van was coming out of a village? It's always safe to decrease the speed when you are driving through villages. Don't know which idiot will jump infront of your car. They don't think about the traffic because they live there and feel they have every right over the road.
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Wearing seat belts is absolutely essential but there is one more moral of the story.

No matter how good the roads are and how big the car is, never drive above 100.

Ideal speed on a very good highway would be 80-90 because highways are very prone to accidents caused by tractor trolleys , milk vans etc.
Very well said Sush...however safe your car is and however good a driver you are...its afterall your own life...so play safe..

Seat belts do save lives...In Shell International, who is a client of my company, the driver wont move the car unless all passengers have buckled up...now isnt that a good practice...sorry if its
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Old 4th May 2006, 14:39   #40
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Delhi Jaipur Highway is really dangerous guys. The villagers took their vehicle to the highways without even seeing wat is approching them. Reckless drivers. Be careful on this route becuz the road is not fenced. Any point of time you can expect ppl crossing the road. And sometime I have seen kids playing with the long magnetic tapes they got from used casettes.
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Old 4th May 2006, 14:43   #41
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Two months back me and my friend had a trip to kerala from Delhi / Noida in his 6k done swift. We have seen almost all the Express highways on the way. The best one I felt is Ahamadabad - Baroda Express way. It was fenced althrough so not even animals can enter into the road. And ppl were having good sense of driving too, they were responding to the signals. Why they cant make the roads like that?
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he best one I felt is Ahamadabad - Baroda Express way. It was fenced althrough so not even animals can enter into the road.
Did you drive on the Bombay-Pune Expressway?
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Old 11th May 2006, 14:07   #43
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ok some follow up..
today the insurance company's surveyor saw the car..will get the report by evening or tomorrow..but its going to be definately declared total loss
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Old 13th May 2006, 12:19   #44
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everybody Plz Drive carefully. My folks tell me "Driving is like saving yourself from other people and keeping safe yourself also" So on next meet no more racing.....
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ok some follow up..
today the insurance company's surveyor saw the car..will get the report by evening or tomorrow..but its going to be definately declared total loss
some more pics
I suppose all the occupants must be perfectly fine now.
So, did u have any problems in settling the claim ?
Have u got the money ?
Did they deduct any amount ?
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