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Old 29th April 2015, 10:48   #1156
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Just came across this in facebook. An accident involving a Jaguar XF and a Tata truck at Pala - Kottayam road. The truck's front tyre has been ripped off from it's socket Everyone involved walked away unscathed is what I heard. Although the truck seems to be damaged more, it should cost a bomb to put this kitty back on road !
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Old 29th April 2015, 10:50   #1157
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Just came across this in facebook. An accident involving a Jaguar XF and a Tata truck at Pala - Kottayam road. The truck's front tyre has been ripped off from it's socket Everyone involved walked away unscathed is what I heard. Although the truck seems to be damaged more, it should cost a bomb to put this kitty back on road !

Looks like they came from opposite directions. Good to know everyone walked away unscathed. The Jag really did a number on this truck.
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Old 29th April 2015, 11:14   #1158
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Couple of years ago my friends in a Dzire had the same sort of accident, this happened at a left hand curve, it was raining/drizzling at the time.
Dzire hit the right front wheel of the truck bang in the middle, whole front axle of the truck (carrying large stones) came to rest in the middle of the truck just ahead of the diesel tank (slight puncture). The Dzire carrommed off the tyre, coming to rest facing the opposite direction. The shackles/long bolts that hold the springs to the chassis of the truck had broken.
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Old 29th April 2015, 22:29   #1159
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Looks like they came from opposite directions. Good to know everyone walked away unscathed. The Jag really did a number on this truck.
I am pretty sure things would have been different if it had hit the rear wheel of the truck - rear fixed axle you know
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From today's news paper.
Happened near Pala, Kerala
That is horrible!

Wonder what speeds either of them were doing. But gotta give it up to the Jag, the cabin hardly shows any deformation due to the impact!


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BMW X1 accident on they way to Chikmaglur, sadly the driver did not make it.Attachment 1368305Attachment 1368306Attachment 1368307
220 kmph on a public road?

This is just insane and nothing less than asking for trouble. Just because it has a hundred different airbags and sensors and all the technowizrdry does not mean it will keep occupants 100% safe.

Thankfully no bystander or other motorist was killed or maimed.

Perfect example of it can't happen to me syndrome.

Surprisingly, the rear cabin looks intact.

P.S. No offense meant to anyone. May the deceased rest in peace.

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When was this ? Was this driven by a lady ? I am asking because last week I had a near miss near Somwarpet with this lady-driven X1. She was speeding and talking on the mobile phone.
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BMW X1 accident on they way to Chikmaglur, sadly the driver did not make it.
That looks like an X3, Not an X1
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This diesel BMW car was owned by Mr. Saladanah (Late) a planter from Chikmaglur, This happened yest morning at 6.30am.....sadly he died on the spot, but obviously don't think anyone will survive a crash which is this horrific. Heard from my sources that he used to drive a bolero in the past, This oil burner was his new toy....it was a very very recent acquisition......May his soul RIP.
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220 kmph on a public road?
While it might be true, I don't think that looking at the 'frozen' speedo is an accurate way to figure the speed at the time of the impact. Going by that logic, he was driving on an empty tank of fuel too...
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220 kmph on a public road?
Impossible to have an impact speed of 220 kmph - I know photos don't lie, but this one definitely is. That is the max speed of BMW X1. The driver would have definitely braked & slowed before hitting that truck. To me, looking at the car damage, the impact speed is likely to be 100 kmph+

Maybe, because of impact, something got messed up with the electronics, and the needle moved to the maximum position?
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That looks like an X3, Not an X1
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Impossible to have an impact speed of 220 kmph - I know photos don't lie, but this one definitely is. That is the max speed of BMW X1. The driver would have definitely braked & slowed before hitting that truck. To me, looking at the car damage, the impact speed is likely to be 100 kmph+

Maybe, because of impact, something got messed up with the electronics, and the needle moved to the maximum position?
Why is it impossible to have an impact speed of 220?. If my Q3 can hit high speeds the X3 definitely can. I am no pro, but when one is doing high speed overtaking judgement does get a bit hampered..one thinks they will make it but later realises they are faster then the guy ahead and can't make it, the guy suddenly brakes, someone swerves in front. A lot of factors come into play.

The speedo will freeze where it was last. Its not like someone has an accident at 20 and the speedo will show 200.

Its a very sad thing. May his soul rest in peace and his family have the strength to bear the loss. :(

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... when one is doing high speed overtaking judgement does get a bit hampered..

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Err... the opposite is supposed to be the case.

Speed. skill and judgement are supposed to rise together.

It is often when we find out that our skill and judgement is not as good as we thought, that accidents happen. We get found out. Whether the speed is 2, 20, or three figures. Obviously, the higher the speed the worse the potential consequences.
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I did a Google search for "speedometer reading at the time of accident" - material on this topic are contradictory.

Time displayed on clock found in a rubble after an earthquake or time displayed on clock found in sunk Titanic are pretty good signs on when disaster struck. But does speedometer freezing at a particular level really denote the impact speed? I would be really surprised if this was true.
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