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Old 24th January 2009, 20:18   #16
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Guys the owner of the car has surrendered at Police Station and he says to save a cyclist he swerve the car towards left and he did not see these people on the footpath.

He has surrendered with the help of his lawyers at Shivajinagar Police Station.
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Old 24th January 2009, 20:55   #17
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atleast he did surrendered, most of the time its hit and run cases and then cops catch the guilty and later its the same old story released on bail and then the case goes on and on.....

As v13pr said, It's called the pavement, or sidewalk, or footpath. It's for people on foot, like joggers and pedestrians. Unfortunately in India most people walk on the road. but in India we lack common sense and these so called pavements or footpaths are used by the two wheeler's.

Once I did try to talk to one of these two wheeler's who tried to use the foothpath and all he did was showed me the finger and told me to #$@@@ %$@#!! so you see, unless people start using common sense, these mistakes are automatically resolved.
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its terrible? how did it happen.
Were they crossing the road? how can anyone be drunk at 6.30 am in teh morning??
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Old 24th January 2009, 21:06   #19
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Guys the owner of the car has surrendered at Police Station and he says to save a cyclist he swerve the car towards left and he did not see these people on the footpath.

He has surrendered with the help of his lawyers at Shivajinagar Police Station.
HE hit a cyclist at the flyover,dragged him till the bus stop a 100m away and then mowed down three others.
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Old 24th January 2009, 21:20   #20
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I beg to differ with this point. Most developed countries have separate tracks for joggers and bicyclists. Neither is allowed on the others' track, ensuring everyone's safety. Which is why you would never hear of an accident of this sort in say, Singapore.
We cant have seperate track for Jogger and the bicylists in India. Atleast now... Where in many place we dont have Pavement only.
But again what is the point of have Pavement. In Bangalore you can see people occupying Pavement and driving their Bikes on the FootPath in Busy Road. What will you tell to those person ?
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Don't know, why these big sedans are after people. In DELHI, it is quite common for BMWs to hit pedestrians/ bikers!
Very true. My wife's first cousin also fell victim to a speeding BMW a couple of years ago on the Mehrauli Gurgaon Road.

I hope the culprit is brought to book with stringent action.
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The driver is gonna have a few tense days, get bailed, sulk for some time and then probably buy another car. Can't he have his license revoked or cancelled?
The driver had a killer combo - alcohol, speed and a powerful car at 6.30 AM on slightly empty roads.
Very bad combination - a brief lapse in concentration or a slight distraction probably lead to this cascade of events. A sober, alert driver driving slower would have probably escaped the situation.
But then, its too late ...
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Old 24th January 2009, 23:50   #23
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Really sad incident :-( I take one of the loops and cross across the flyover path for right at the signal on 100feet road everyday, and try to be most alert - indicators on, slow down, gradually merge and then shift to the right most lane (let anybody in a hurry pass by yielding) ...

It looks like the Accord driver was speeding down the flyover ?
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sad incident actually but too much media hype IMO.. daily on the ring road's in bangalore accidents happen,people die/injured.. buses,trucks mow people down but not much coverage by the media.. who cares eh? but when a big vehicle like a bmw,accord,VW etc kills media goes crazy and does extensive coverage..life is a life you die onroad via a accord/bmw or a bus/lorry or for god sake a cycle can kill you.
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Here's a pic of the accident from Deccan Herald.
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I have just now taken some snaps of the ringroad and the 100 Ft Rd, it is covered by fog completely. I will be updating it shortly. If you guys have noticed there was a sign board that was put on the ringroad curves and now there are only the stands which were holding the boards and the metal boards are missing. I think we need some orange flashing lights in the ring road.
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atleast he did surrendered, most of the time its hit and run cases and then cops catch the guilty and later its the same old story released on bail and then the case goes on and on.....
Looks like he did not surrender intially but cops strated sending warning sms to his mobile.
Also, he had not got the papers transfered to his name and cops initially went after the previous owner. Registration number also doen't seem to be matching as one 'digit' was missing from the numberplate.
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Police says that in the evening also he had high percentage of Alcohol in his blood. This is after almost 12 hrs of the Incident. So you can imagine what will be the condition of that driver at early morning @ 6:00 AM.
He should be charged for Murder case. Let him set the example so that other people will have some fear.
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you meet the nicest people on a honda.

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Police says that in the evening also he had high percentage of Alcohol in his blood. This is after almost 12 hrs of the Incident. So you can imagine what will be the condition of that driver at early morning @ 6:00 AM.
He should be charged for Murder case. Let him set the example so that other people will have some fear.
As per TOI, he had 7 pegs of drink till midnight, then packed another 2~3 pegs and then left for his g/f house. Stayed there overnight and then while coming back to his home in morning, he had mowed down these people and he is informing that to avoid the cyclist he had gone on footpath. What rubbish? He was underinfluence of Alcohol/lack of sleep/nicotine (maybe cigerates).

The below makes a good read:
Bangalore Mirror - Karthik Somaiah had nine pegs before he hit the road, News - City,Bangalore Mirror=

Case booked under IPC 304A

The Indiranagar Traffic Police have registered a case under IPC 304A against the driver. The DCP said that the car driver escaping after the incident amounts to hit-and-run. IPC 304A (Causing death by negligence): Whoever causes the death of any person by committing any rash or negligent act not amounting to culpable homicide, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

All said and done he may be let off with paying some fine or at the most he will be jailed for 2 years...
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