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Old 9th January 2021, 11:33   #32206
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Speeding Innova kills Tiger in Corbett Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand. The tiger’s body was recovered approximately 150 metres from the site of the accident.

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An SUV hit the tiger near Bhakra bridge on Ramnagar-Nainital highway around 9PM on Wednesday. Our team rushed to the spot on receiving the information,” said Khyali Ram Arya, range officer of Fatehpur forest range, in Ramnagar forest division. Corbett Reserve has the highest tiger population density in India, according to a July 2020 report by Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
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Old 9th January 2021, 12:12   #32207
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100% the fault of the car driver. Why would one over speed in a wildlife reserve or a national park? And how did the car hit a tiger. Was it laying on the road and did he not see it? I doubt it just jumped in front of a car.

The best way to enjoy a national park or reserve is to drive slow and be on the lookout for animals
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Old 9th January 2021, 12:24   #32208
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This one is from chennai, wondering why he went straight for the median.
Solo person in the car and he is being treated for injuries.
Distracted by phone stereo or lost in thought and a median without a signpost at eye level. Thankfully nothing serious happened.

That tiger accident is just sad :(

Haven't been to the sanctuary but night time private driving is allowed inside?

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Old 9th January 2021, 12:29   #32209
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Speeding Innova kills Tiger in Corbett Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand. The tigerís body was recovered approximately 150 metres from the site of the accident.
Feel bad for the tiger. Feeling terrible for the Innovas's driver-owner duo. Their life is doomed!
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Old 9th January 2021, 12:42   #32210
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Speeding Innova kills Tiger in Corbett Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand. The tigerís body was recovered approximately 150 metres from the site of the accident.
And in India we want a Legender version of Fortuner with 200+ bhp and 500 Nm torque. Sometimes I feel it's better to give slower cars in our country considering any fool with money can buy anything and play with someone else's life. They don't even spare animals in their own habitat.
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Couple dies in a horrific crash in Kottarakkara, Kerala.

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I canít imagine how the driver of the bus must have felt. Seeing a car coming towards you at such a speed and you canít do anything. Almost looking that couple in the eyes. Horrible!
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This one is from chennai, wondering why he went straight for the median.
Might be he was new to the car and misjudged the distance between the left side of car and the divider.

Had he steered more towards right before reaching the divider, he could have avoided climbing that divider.

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Old 9th January 2021, 16:09   #32213
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Feel bad for the tiger. Feeling terrible for the Innovas's driver-owner duo. Their life is doomed!
Assuming the owner is not the driver, he/she should be alright. This is what insurance is for.

As for the driver, he deserves to face legal consequences. We drive often through such forest reserves between Mysore and Kerala and it is abundantly clear that the animals have priority and that drivers need to be careful and stick to low speeds.
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Old 9th January 2021, 16:40   #32214
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The images of the aftermath have been shared by the owner of the vehicle, Sajeev Pulkunnu.

The owner states that the accident was caused when a lorry suddenly swerved into his Harrier’s path. To avoid hitting it, he drove the vehicle off the side of the road and lost control. The vehicle drove over a felled tree, lying in the fields nearby, causing it to roll over. Finer details of the accident, like the exact location and time, are not yet known.
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Is this a lucky biker or a skilled biker?
That biker is stupid, ignorant, and has no care and consideration for others.

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The moves by the pedestrian contributing to the incident are incredible too. Observe his attitude even after the incident.

If only such characters realise that they are on a road and not in their garden.
Should the pedestrian have been standing in the middle of the road? Probably not, but that is no licence to run them down. Can't bikers just learn to drive a safe line? Away from risk to themselves and others?
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Old 10th January 2021, 00:32   #32216
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Spotted this crash on SH25 near Bansur in Rajasthan yesterday. Don't know the details.

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Here's the dashcam video of the crash site:


The Endy seems not to have a permanent registration plate yet, and has a UP15 (Meerut) temporary number on the rear bumper.
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Poor overtake manoeuvre gone wrong!


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Here's the dash cam video of the crash site:
The Endy seems not to have a permanent registration plate yet, and has a UP15 (Meerut) temporary number on the rear bumper.
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Old 10th January 2021, 13:13   #32218
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Should the pedestrian have been standing in the middle of the road? Probably not, but that is no licence to run them down. Can't bikers just learn to drive a safe line? Away from risk to themselves and others?

From what we see in the video, the biker stuck to the left side of the road when the pedestrian was on the right side of the road facing the other way. I think he expected to go behind the guy. I don't think he anticipated the pedestrian stumbling backwards through the road. I don't think it would have made much of a difference on which line he took if weaving about is his response to danger.

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If I saw a man on the other side of the road - facing away from the road I don't think I would have expected him to try and walk backwards through the road.

But this guy looks to be going a bit too fast for that narrow road. Without a helmet as well!

In any case, he should have been slowing down rather than attempting to weave past the pedestrian - probably overconfidence in his skill leading him to judge that he could easily navigate around him.

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Old 10th January 2021, 13:39   #32219
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From what we see in the video, the biker stuck to the left side of the road when the pedestrian was on the right side of the road facing the other way. I think he expected to go behind the guy. I don't think he anticipated the pedestrian stumbling backwards through the road.
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The pedestrian's actions are weird. It's certainly a case of bad pedesting! However the biker does that thing of taking it for granted that the guy will move for him and driving close. There is the whole road there: why drive within arm's reach!

If riding or driving within a step or three of a pedestrian, one should not be surprised if they take those steps... In an unexpected direction.

Normally, I say one should always pass behind. That wouldn't save us from this reverse walker!
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Old 10th January 2021, 14:02   #32220
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The road is rather narrow, I would not feel confident in taking any line past the pedestrian.

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From the pedestrian's position at the start - the edge of the road is at most three or four paces away.

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If riding or driving within a step or three of a pedestrian, one should not be surprised if they take those steps... In an unexpected direction.

Normally, I say one should always pass behind. That wouldn't save us from this reverse walker!
Definitely agree with you on this.

I think his main mistake was assuming that he could weave past the pedestrian when he started stumbling backwards - when he should have used his brakes.

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