Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Street Experiences


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 13th February 2008, 04:00   #1
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Pune
Posts: 920
Thanked: 359 Times
Default Awful Zen crash near Jogeshwari

I forgot about this, was meaning to post earlier. On Saturday on my way from Pune to Mumbai, about 500m before the Jogeshwari Western Expressway entry (from Powai) saw this awful Zen crash.

It looked so unbelievable this is the first time I stopped to take a closer look at an accident site. The Zen was mashed up badly, crumpled like a tissue. I wanted more pics to capture the brutalness of the crash and the absurd condition of the car but phone decided to act up. Probably happened the night before. I would speculate a high speed crash, seems like impact from behind and can only pray that whoever was in the car survived.

I think accidents like this amplify how important it is to drive responsibly and why safety features like airbags and abs should be mandatory. No debate, just have it.

The Zen does look it could do with better build quality/safety features, the cabin space in this particular instance has crumpled in a way that definitely exposes the passenger to serious harm. Not a safe car at all. Quite shocking, IMHO.






Last edited by raul : 13th February 2008 at 04:19.
raul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2008, 04:13   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
iraghava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bhaiyyaland
Posts: 8,028
Thanked: 150 Times
Default

Damn! Looks like it got rammed by a much bigger vehicle from the right rear 3-quarters & did it fold like a tin can or what.

Let's hope the occupants survived this one, it looks nasty.
iraghava is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2008, 04:27   #3
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Pune
Posts: 920
Thanked: 359 Times
Default

The first time you see this you just go what the hell, the pics really don't do justice to the brutality of the crash. Is this a car or a toy. I was actually dumbfounded. Took me a minute to digest, then reverse and look closer.

I think for those of us who have the Zen, this should be an eye opener. The car is not safe, and overspeeding is definitely not recommended. Believe me you don't want to inside any car that can crumple like this.
raul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2008, 04:30   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
1100D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 4,141
Thanked: 2,243 Times
Default

How do people say overspeeding, when the front of the car is actually unscathed. Okay I get it, overspeeding by the vehicle that hit this, or maybe this vehicle speeding in reverse.
1100D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2008, 04:30   #5
BHPian
 
CorsaLove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 387
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

What the..

This looks like it was put in the crusher and mid-way the power went off.

I hope people survived that one.

Raul: i agree with you as zen is definitely a car to zip but is not safe enough.
CorsaLove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2008, 07:30   #6
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Kochi
Posts: 2,147
Thanked: 142 Times
Default

This is awful. This zen is obviously rear ended. Look at how the metal is shifted towards front. The rear wheels (the rear RHS wheel) is displaced towards the front (first pic).
BaCkSeAtDrIVeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2008, 07:36   #7
BHPian
 
goldsun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 223
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

The amount of impact that Zen had been subject to from behind seems to be very high and it looks like that the speed difference between the Zen and the other vehicle would have been very high. Or Zen should have been stationary at the time of being hit.

Last edited by goldsun : 13th February 2008 at 07:37. Reason: spelling and grammer correction
goldsun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2008, 08:24   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
esteem_lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Madras/Py
Posts: 7,554
Thanked: 433 Times
Default

The impact looks like it was made at 45 deg. And probably the car was parked by the roadside with no occupants. Thank god for that. Seems like some maniac lost control of his speeding vehicle (most likely a large car or SUV) & rammed this parked car. hope the owner had full insurance on that one.
esteem_lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2008, 14:35   #9
BHPian
 
prabuddhadg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 731
Thanked: 45 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by esteem_lover View Post
The impact looks like it was made at 45 deg. And probably the car was parked by the roadside with no occupants. Thank god for that. Seems like some maniac lost control of his speeding vehicle (most likely a large car or SUV) & rammed this parked car. hope the owner had full insurance on that one.

I agree, and the bigger vehicle was probably trying to overtake another vehicle by the left and did not notice this stationary zen. I never knew a zen could be crushed so badly.


I wonder whether the windshield was removed to get occupants out or just fell off on impact.
prabuddhadg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2008, 14:52   #10
BHPian
 
Maverick1977's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 821
Thanked: 245 Times
Default

Small cars have always seemed to be at the receiving end as far as safety is concerned and this is especially true when it comes to cars designed more than 10 years back. However it seems that this car has been hit really hard from the side. Any pics of the other car involved in this crash?
Maverick1977 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2008, 14:53   #11
Senior - BHPian
 
greenhorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: TN-14
Posts: 6,709
Thanked: 1,077 Times
Default

would any other small car have done any better in such an impact ?

I'm not asking rhetorically- I'm curious as to what cars are safer. Since my indica got some major damage after a matiz rear ended me , I've been wondering, which car has the best safety in the sub 4-5L segment?

PS: any idea who/what hit the car ?
greenhorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2008, 14:56   #12
Senior - BHPian
 
ram_hyundai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Calicut ,trisur
Posts: 2,019
Thanked: 48 Times
Default

hey as far as we are not aware of anyone injured why coment that zen is not safe.maybe the car absorbed all the impact and the ocupants were safe.but this seems to be a stationary car been hit from the sides and moved on to hit the rear right corner on to something else.
so there is no action from a driver who would have atleast braked or moved away from the maniac and the impact would have been much lesser.
crumbling of a car means that it had absorbed most of the force not that its not safe,
ram
ram_hyundai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2008, 15:05   #13
Senior - BHPian
 
esteem_lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Madras/Py
Posts: 7,554
Thanked: 433 Times
Default

I am sure there were no causalities in this one. The glass has been thrown out of the vehicle by impact.
esteem_lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2008, 17:09   #14
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Pune
Posts: 920
Thanked: 359 Times
Default

Hi guys, unfortunately I could not get more pics as my phone acted up, but I saw the inside and it wasn't pretty, most modern cars crumple leaving the cabin relatively intact and that's a good thing but the Zen has crumpled into itself leaving passengers in a very dangerous place.

The theory that it was hit while parked makes sense because any passenger would have had a very bad impact if inside, there was absolutely no space for a grown adult inside, and I did not see any signs of that.
raul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2008, 17:15   #15
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Madras
Posts: 558
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Hey, that's a terrible accident. Zen may have crumple zones, but not engineered to the extent where the passengers are safe.

Really hope the passengers were not in the car. Looks that way too, by lack of blood remains. Hope the owner was lucky to do a full insurance claim for this.

cya
A
Absar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Awful Traffic Jams from around the World nishantgandhi The International Automotive Scene 29 10th October 2015 02:09
Awful experience at Chennai Ford anachronix Indian Car Dealerships 14 19th February 2011 17:30
Want to replace the awful stock headunit of Maruti SX4 dharmana In-Car Entertainment 36 12th March 2010 00:17
awful experience...MARUTI A.S.S. dr.abhijeet Indian Car Dealerships 11 21st June 2007 14:48


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 14:51.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks