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Old 30th October 2006, 11:55   #1
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Nearly a full family of about 7 members were wiped out in a major accident near Roha on the Goa-Mumbai highway. The car Fiat Uno was crushed beyond recognition. Accident happened when a overtaking Tempo Van (carrying fish) crashed into the car on the opposite lane.

The members of the family were from a neighbourhood Housing Society of mine.
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Old 30th October 2006, 12:46   #2
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Nearly a full family of about 7 members were wiped out in a major accident near Roha on the Goa-Mumbai highway. The car Fiat Uno was crushed beyond recognition. Accident happened when a overtaking Tempo Van (carrying fish) crashed into the car on the opposite lane.

The members of the family were from a neighbourhood Housing Society of mine.
Thats terrible. Do you know what kind of vehicle it collided with and the possible speeds they were travelling at ? Any other details will surely help.
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Old 30th October 2006, 16:23   #3
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See the 2 links below for the story :
http://www.mumbaimirror.com/nmirror/...72006233941328

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/a...how/193434.cms

The magnitude of the accident with the car getting crushed under the truck means that the truck must be a big one ( the word trailer used in a report).

There are contradictory reports reg. it being a head-on collision of from the back. But have heard from a independent source it was a head-on.

Seems the accident happened in the 3 to 5 A.M band in the morning (most dangerous period on highways with drivers sometimes snoozing off ).
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A very sad & tragic incident!
It affirms my view against driving in the NIGHT on the deadly Indian highways!
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Old 30th October 2006, 18:13   #5
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It is tragic. But what were 7 people doing in an Uno in the first place??
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Old 30th October 2006, 20:27   #6
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Reading these kind of news really give me goose bumps. One point GTP made is why have 7 occupants in a UNO, which is supposed to seat only 5. On top of that on a highway, you have to make sure that everything is perfect. When i was in Pune, i heard sometimes there were high number of accidents, due to tire bursts.

Anyways, its horrific and condolences to members of the family.
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There were not 7 but 9 people in the car..7 people died and 2 kids were thrown out of the car and are in a very critical condition in the hospital.
Stupid people...Really!!!
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9ppl in a fiat uno?????? yes that sure is crazy.
may their souls rest in peace
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There were not 7 but 9 people in the car..7 people died and 2 kids were thrown out of the car and are in a very critical condition in the hospital.
Stupid people...Really!!!
9 people in a car meant for 5 !! Dont know what to say. How could they even seat that many ?
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9 ppl in a Uno?!!! I am not surprised that it was involved in an accident. There is a good chance that there were at least 3 ppl on thr front if not more. There goes the driver's manoeuverability!

I really wonder why do ppl pull such antics on the highways... and that too at nights! May god give peace to the departed souls :-|
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9 occupant + luggage all in a an Uno????? Very tragic though.

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A tragic incident. May God give strength to those 2 survived kids to come out of this trauma.

Hope with this incident good senses prevail in human beings and they do consider their safety first, before packing a car with themselves and luggage.
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9 people travelling in a Uno! Whatever it is its terrible to hear such accidents. May their soul rest in peace.
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While it is extremely sad to hear of loss of lives, but such a loaded car would also have been difficult to manoeuvre in high speed traffic. Who knows, with fewer people on board, they may even have been able to avoid the oncoming vehicle. Really sad.
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It looks like the Tempo driver's fault, since he was overtaking. We do not know the precise details of the accident -- maybe it was unavoidable for the Uno driver. But it is quite possible that the Uno driver may have been less alert driving into the wee hours of the morning and failed to see the impending disaster in time. It is also possible that the overloaded Uno did not respond in time to any braking/swerving done by the driver. A gruesome, mind-numbing tragedy.

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