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Old 12th January 2020, 03:25   #30151
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A Fortuner being driven at high speed was T boned by an Xcent
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First of all the Fortuner was not driven at what I would call 'high speed' and second there was no t-boning scenario. The Xcent passed behind the Fortuner.

Only imaginable cause for this would be that the Fortuner driver had gotten unconscious maybe due to some medical condition and/or ailment, or had suffered a seizure or heart related problem. Because he just didn't touch the brakes or slow down one bit for what appears to be a junction in the road. If he was conscious but distracted by cellphone or such, at least he would have slowed down as he would have been aware of the approaching junction. This is weird.
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I travelled this road last week and parts of it have been closed for traffic (not sure why) making it tricky, when both lanes of traffic are merged on to one side.
This could be a possible explanation and the Eco Sport missed the merge back somewhere. There are cars plying on the correct side of the road.

In any case, such scenarios should be marked properly by the authorities which unfortunately happens rarely.

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I think he was taking Google maps maybe a bit too seriously, ...
Yesterday I got routed into a dead end inside city market area following google maps. The road was not open to 4 wheelers.

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...There was a 2 wheeler who also missed getting smashed by the Fortuner in the cctv video footage.
The Fortuner is travelling fast for the size of the road it is on. There could be a kid, dog, biker, almost anything that can make a sudden appearance. I wonder if attention monitoring systems in modern cars take into account epileptic seizures, heart attacks and strokes.
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Old 12th January 2020, 14:17   #30153
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If there was no vehicle impact, what could have led the Fortuner to jump up? Was there one of those unscientific speed breakers ? Or did he hit the divider ? That seems to be incredible.
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The Fortuner is travelling fast for the size of the road it is on. There could be a kid, dog, biker, almost anything that can make a sudden appearance.
Equally alarming is the ignorance of pass-by people!
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If there was no vehicle impact, what could have led the Fortuner to jump up? Was there one of those unscientific speed breakers ? Or did he hit the divider ?
Neither of those. It hit the footpath or that curb where the other two cars have parked. Reports has it that the driver suffered a seizure (fits) and lost his balance.
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Tavera T boned by Volvo Bus. Judging by the position of the Bus, the moron in the Tavera must have entered the main Road without looking. There are two other images which shows the bodies of the driver and one passenger (lot of blood). Not wearing the seat belt. Not uploading the same. 4 Dead.

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Tavera T boned by Volvo Bus. Judging by the position of the Bus, the moron in the Tavera must have entered the main Road without looking. Not uploading the same.
Looks like the Tavera attempted a right turn from the main to join that other road and came in front of the speeding bus and also looks like the Tavera had toppled and rolled over before coming back on the wheels. Sad.

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Volvo only front windshield and the bumper damage
It could be much more. Climbing onto those dividers must have caused damages to the axle and under body.
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SUV drowning accident in Karnataka

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/73217977.cms

Four friends drown in a 6 feet deep lake after trying to save a dog from being hit. Sad demise on many levels. How can death be avoided in such cases ? I'd assume the forces on door must be pretty serious and trying to open it might well be useless even at 6 ft water. What is the best practice in such scenarios ?
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Old 13th January 2020, 09:23   #30159
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Volvo only front windshield and the bumper damage
I can see much more. Spare wheel behind front bumper has moved back, that means the crumple zone under the driver has crushed.
LH front wheel is not vertical, that means axle, as well as suspension mounts have lost their position.
Entire lower front 2.6M long section, front axle and front sub chassis will need replacement work that will cost more than 10 Lakh for a 1.14 cr vehicle.

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Entire lower front 2.6M long section, front axle and front sub chassis will need replacement work that will cost more than 10 Lakh for a 1.14 cr vehicle.
That if they get it done by a dealer to get it back to shape professionally. Who knows, going by how these buses are maintained we might see some jugaad to get the axle back to its place and then no one cares about the crumple zones and other stuff. Perhaps I am over generalizing, but I dont see these operators give a damn about keeping buses like how it came from the factory. They just want it running as early as possible with the least expense.
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Old 13th January 2020, 10:57   #30161
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...the moron in the Tavera must have entered the main Road without looking.
It is very sad that such incidents happen due to ignorance and "nothing will happen to me" attitude.

It seems most likely the case that Tavera must have come in the way of Volvo but these Volvo drivers do not drive, they fly, on the road. They are least bothered about the crossings where they can genuinely meet other vehicles. So it is possible that the Volvo was uncontrollably driven. We should not blame the Tavera driver alone.

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... Volvo drivers do not drive, they fly, on the road. They are least bothered about the crossings where they can genuinely meet other vehicles. So it is possible that the Volvo was uncontrollably driven. We should not blame the Tavera driver alone.
No doubt what you say about the bus drivers is true, but if you walk into the road five feet in front of a car, whose fault is it if it hits you?

This accident seems to be of that kind. The onus is entirely on traffic joining the main road to look and give way. The bus driver probably never had a chance. Now he has the weight of these accidents on his mind and, possibly, a serious legal case to fight.

Yes, we should blame the Tavera driver.
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Four friends drown in a 6 feet deep lake after trying to save a dog from being hit. Sad demise on many levels. How can death be avoided in such cases ? I'd assume the forces on door must be pretty serious and trying to open it might well be useless even at 6 ft water. What is the best practice in such scenarios ?
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1. Don't hesitate to hit small animals (dog, cat, goat) if the other option is to swerve and hit another vehicle/pedestrian/tree/plunge into a water body.

2. Living in India, factor in the constant probability of animals on road crossing in an unpredictable manner/time and reduce the vehicle's cruising speed to a manageable speed. Drive slower.
When you see a dog barking/howling/fighting by the side of the road, expect other dogs in the area to run blindly to that spot.

3. Seat belt cutter+ Glass breaker hammer tool (2 in 1) is available online. (PC: eBay.ie)
Practise breaking some glass beforehand. Keep it at a reachable place in cabin.
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RIP.
1. Don't hesitate to hit small animals (dog, cat, goat) if the other option is to swerve and hit another vehicle/pedestrian/tree/plunge into a water body.
I have heard stories where miscreants push small animals (particularly goats) in front of oncoming vehicles and when they are hit, create a scene and demand unreasonable compensation.

I have this product in both my cars:

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(In the Polo it is tie-wrapped to the steering wheel).
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2. Living in India, factor in the constant probability of animals on road crossing in an unpredictable manner/time and reduce the vehicle's cruising speed to a manageable speed. Drive slower.
When you see a dog barking/howling/fighting by the side of the road, expect other dogs in the area to run blindly to that spot.

As an addition to this, one must always first brake hard and then think of steering. Makes a huge difference compared to trying to steering out of the way first and then remembering to slow down. I guess in this case they decided to swerve first and then brake. Both should ideally happen together. By braking first you reduce a lot of speed you carry and even if there is going to be an impact, its strength is reduced by a great margin. You also have better steering control once you begin to slow down and better grip on the road due to the front tyres being under load. This will avoid understeer too.

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