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Old 5th September 2005, 08:29   #1
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Default Tata Indica accident at Malad!

A Tata Indica slammed into a bus in the early hours of 4th September, 2005 near Ford showroom, Malad. According to a Citibank security guard close-by, the Indica was taking a U-turn when it got into the path of an oncoming bus. The side of the bus smashed the front of the Indica completely. Fortunately and thank God, no one was killed in this horrific incident. The cabin of the Indica was unharmed. If the car was a little more ahead, the occupants of the car would be dead as the bus would've rammed straight onto them. I forgot to ask him how many passengers were in the car. Since it is mostly a call center car, there may have been some people in it. Only one person, maybe the driver, who got some minor injuries on the leg.

The car is in a complete mess till the A-pillar and the rear tyre. The left rear tyre must've got bent due to the heavy impact of the bus.




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Old 5th September 2005, 08:57   #2
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Whoooaaaa!!! What was the bus travelling at 120 or so. Its scary...it being an Indica is in this shape... what would have happened to others??
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look at the bus's rear axle!! the indica is one strong car
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i bet on that one!!! indica is one hell of a robust machine..no wonder the tatas are selling them like hot chocolate fudges(yummy!!)!!! be it any other car would have been a complete disaster..
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Oh that was a horrific accident, the occupants were lucky as the bus did't ram into the cabin. Can't even imagine a car like M800 or Omni in this kind of situation
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Fortunately and thank God, no one was killed in this horrific incident. The cabin of the Indica was unharmed.
Says a lot about the safety of our truly Indian hatch.

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Thats a Bad Accident, That shows the build quality of a desi car, any idea how many people were there in it ?
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n o one can judge if its indica from the front . all th paxs were real reallly lucky to have escaped the death mouth.
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I would pass judgement on the car if it was hit head on. It was a side swipe, so I will reserve my comments. But yes, if it was an M800 then it might have been a different story. I guess the extra weight on the car prevented it form spinning on the road and hitting something else.
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I think the collision was not head-on. Point of impact was the left front area near the tyre.
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Exactly. I shudder to think what would have happened if it was a head on collision. The passengers were really lucky. BTW, whose fault was it?
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Well.. be it hit from the side of the bus or whatever but that is some serious damage. Cabin shape after the accident just shows how stong the Indica is!!
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This reminds me of our old indica. The car hit a huge rock which the driver did not see, lost control, hit the bridge railngs at around 70kmph, which buckled but did not give way, otherwise disater. After hitting the railings it spun around to oncoming traffic, where a huge military truck hit it bang on the rear. the driver did not get any injuries, however rear passengers got minor injuries due to being thrown around(No seatbelts, old model). But the important part was that the cabin held inspite of multiple impacts.

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Ohh man that was really scary! Thankfully no one hurt! These Bus drivers will never learn. They drive as if they are Schumis
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Can anyone throw some light on who's mistake it was? Thanks God, the occupants of the car is on second life.
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