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Old 15th May 2007, 12:39   #1
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Default High Speed Accident: Scorpio meets Ashok Leyland on a turn!

In Karnataka at the moment, were on our way to Jog Falls. Around 5 kms before the Savaritha Reservoir, we spotted around four blue Police Jeeps and an Ambulance and a fire engine. A Sumo Press vehicle was also present.

A Scorpio had rammed into a truck killing six of seven occupants including two children, one woman, and three men. It happened on a turn, the Scorpio managed to go under the truck and even displace the front axle towards the center of the truck. The driver of the truck fled.

The news was in the local newspapers the next day and even on the Karnataka news channels.

There was a lottt of crowd so didn't take pics then. Will post them once I return to Bombay.
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I think i remember reading about this in today's or was it yesterday's newspaper - TOI. I am not sure of this was the same incident, as the vehicle wasnt mentioned, but Jog Falls was mentioned in the article.
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Deccan Herald - 6 from Blore die in road mishap
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OMG..!!! Thats bad..!!
May the souls of victims rest in peace...!

Scorpio looks like a total loss...
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The lorry has taken quite a pounding as well.
May their souls RIP.
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The lorry has taken quite a pounding as well.
May their souls RIP.

Really sad :(

May their souls RIP!
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Horrible... may their souls RIP... sometimes ppl who drive big vehicles think that they are indestructible... may not be the case here but i feel however big and sturdy, safety and sane driving is a must.
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road divider line showing that truck was running totally wrong side of the road.
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road divider line showing that truck was running totally wrong side of the road.
The most important observation it is. That is what struck me as well. That trucker was on the other side of the road. No wonder he fled the scene. IMO that bloke needs to be found out and hanged, if found guilty, for having killed so many people by his sheer negligence and violation of a cardinal road rule (remain on your side of the road). Of course he should also be given a fair trial before that. You never know... it may turn out to be something else altogether (which is not so obvious).
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road divider line showing that truck was running totally wrong side of the road.
According to the report, truck's brake failed and hence it rammed into the oncoming Scorpio. May be the Scorpio driver was hoping the truck would correct its course. But sadly it didn't.
As always, the truck driver is absconding. Sometimes I wonder what could wrong with the oncoming vehicle and I shudder to think the consequences.
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I have driven a lot on road at all times and especially at nights, and from my experience I can tell you that it may not be Truck driver's fault. Generally the truck drivers drive the best as compared to buses who are driven the worst followed by cabs nd then private vehicles. Truck drivers are generally the vitims and blamed and held culprit for accidents and that makes them flee from the place of accident.
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May the victims souls rest in peace. It's not clear from the pic whose fault it was. Depends on which side the turn is. Lorry being on the wrong side could also be a last minute maneuver by the lorry driver to avoid the accident.

Even in city i notice people taking a turn on the wrong side. Check my illustration below to get i am saying. I see people following the wrong path almost at every turn.
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Even in city i notice people taking a turn on the wrong side. Check my illustration below to get i am saying. I see people following the wrong path almost at every turn.
Wrong path?? I have seen people in Hyd start taking the turn on the wrong side of the signal/divider, trying to t-bone their way thru people who take the turn correctly. I regularly block these smart alecks and make them sweat a bit.

On the topic, granted the truck's brakes may have failed. But why was he on the wrong side? One thing I never do is overtake on turns and blind curves, no matter how slow the vehicle before me is.
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That picture speaks more than a thousand words. Feel sorry for those who died and for the truck driver. God save him if and when he is caught.
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According to Indian Express, the truck's axle broke or something resulting in the collision
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