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Old 12th April 2008, 18:25   #16
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Old 12th April 2008, 18:31   #17
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The news was on TV, i saw it on News24. They mentioned that driver was a cloth merchant & was just 24. Also Police said that he was not under influence but was driving really fast.

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Old 12th April 2008, 19:02   #18
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OMG.. Thats sad indeed. May the driver's soul RIP. When will the roads become a safe place for everyone.. Makes one wonder.
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Old 12th April 2008, 19:12   #19
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Sorry to hear the news.

Even Hyderabad off late has become a hot spot for construction on the roads and the mess that comes along with it. They don't illuminate the area and it becomes an alluring death trap for the motorists.

In my opinion, government should have strict rules regarding precautionary arrangements before awarding any contracts. I like the way construction work is executed abroad with such detail and warnings and to cause minimum obstruction to the traffic.
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Old 12th April 2008, 19:40   #20
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Thats very sad. Cannot imagine that a car hits a tanker from behind and the impact causes it to rip apart!! Anyways its indeed unfortunate for the driver and his family, may his soul rest in peace.

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Old 13th April 2008, 08:57   #21
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Got this image over the net on TOI website.
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Really horrifying crash. May his soul rest in peace.
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Old 13th April 2008, 09:05   #22
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Just saw the picture on the cover of TOI. That must have been some impact.
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Old 13th April 2008, 10:21   #23
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Bad Crash. RIP. The guy who was driving was dead on the spot with internal head injuries. No Seatbelts?

Otherthing, Screwdriva was right, these old cars dont have the resistance against such impact. The breaking of Zen into 2 parts, was due to corroded chassis. (i guess)

And in India, any accident/incident where two or more vehicles(known to each other) are involved and are going in the same direction is declared as "they were racing." Ridiculous.

A friend of the Zen owner was following him on the bike hence it is now suspected that they were racing.
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Old 13th April 2008, 10:52   #24
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read about this crash in Mumbai's Indian Express edition.

According to them, the guy was driving at 100 kmph and saw 2 people trying to cross the road - couldn't apply brakes in time and swerved his car which went and hit a parked tanker. The 2 people crossing the road carried on as if nothing had happened.

the Zen was crushed under the tanker and the car had to be cut into 2 - so that the body of the driver could be removed.

Don't have the link but you could check up Indian Express website.
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According to them, the guy was driving at 100 kmph
What's the speed limit on that road?
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What's the speed limit on that road?
I think the accident happened inside the city/city outskirts. If this is the case, then the speed limit would be around 40~50 kmph. If on highway, then it will be around 70-80 kmph.
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I think the accident happened inside the city/city outskirts. If this is the case, then the speed limit would be around 40~50 kmph. If on highway, then it will be around 70-80 kmph.
Thank god, he didn't take other people's life by his recklessness.
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What a horrifying accident. A car broke into two...May the deceased's soul RIP.

Hadn't read Gautam's post. So actually the car had to be cut in 2 to remove the dead...Mentally I was pondering over the strength of impact that could have broken a car into 2.

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Really horrifying crash. May his soul rest in peace.

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Typically, all front wheel drive cars have tendency to break into two if they are hit from an angle at a high speed. Just search and you will find more info.
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Well that stretch of road is under concretisation (is this a word?) and there are diversions galore. So the speeds are generally slow during the day but in the night that part of town is practically deserted - and people drive quite reckless out there.

And besides this happened at 1230 am - so I am not sure if the driver could have seen the people crossing till he was close to them - street lights or the lack of them are another problem on half of that stretch.
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