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Old 24th May 2021, 10:38   #32806
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Wow, the TUV seemed to be at a very high speed, having lost control and drifting towards the Fortuner which was driven by a lady. That shock is going to be with her for a very long time. All the jay walkers also were saved by a few seconds, else it would been a catastrophe.
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Old 24th May 2021, 10:43   #32807
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I'm sorry, didn't know it got taken down (which is suspicious in and of itself). The video was made available by the Cyberabad police.

In any case, the video showed a 4 lane divided highway. There was a long break in the median where the CCTV camera was focused. A white Fortuner comes toward the camera at legal speeds and within its lane - quite disciplined. For some reason it begins swerving a bit to its left and a red TUV 300 presently veers into its path via the break in the median and strikes its front right headlamp area at a very high speed. The Fortuner almost capsizes to its left but lands on its wheels. A visibly dazed and hurt lady ambles out from behind the Fortuner's steering wheel and sits down by the roadside. Both cars took the brunt of the crash well, with neither cabin getting impacted. No one died.
Thanks a lot for the accurate description.

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Thank you for sharing the video.

I feel sorry for the poor lady driving the Fortuner. She clearly hit her head hard on the B-pillar of the vehicle when the vehicle nearly rolled over (AFAIK, this generation of the Fortuner did not come with side airbags). That coupled with the impact of front airbags opening would have dazed and disoriented her massively. Hope she got a proper medical checkup done.

As for the TUV, that guy/girl was lucky as the Fortuner driver braked and swerved away at the last moment. That brake-swerve maneuver ensured that the entire forward momentum of the near 2-ton Fortuner was not transferred directly to almost 400 kg lighter TUV. As it is, the entire crumple zone of the TUV seems to have been used up. Any higher speed or a different angle and the TUV occupants would have been worse off.
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Old 24th May 2021, 23:32   #32808
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It is there over here
It seems the driver of the car following the Fortuner saw what was coming and did a good job in avoiding collision. What could be the reason of the TUV3OO driver to be so much off course - busy on mobile or fell asleep at the wheel? Time of the accident as per CCTV timestamp was 9:50 am.
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All the jay walkers also were saved by a few seconds, else it would been a catastrophe.
The Fortuner definitely saved the guy walking on the right most shoulder. TUV was aiming directly in his direction. Fortuner was God sent intervention for him.

And the driver tailgating the Fortuner surely had better view and good reflexes.

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Old 25th May 2021, 00:05   #32810
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And the driver tailgating the Fortuner surely had better view and good reflexes.
But did not bother to stop and check on the victims

Not that I am blaming as situation is pretty bad out there and may they did come back, which we do not know. I wish they did.

Looks like TUV was on a suicide mission.
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I wouldn't exactly call this an accident as the rider here did this intentionally to evade the check post. The pillion rider lost his life instantly!

https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=jzJk0V_7t5Q
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As per the news report, this happened at a check post in Mancherial district of Telangana. The biker was speeding as he approached the check post and the cop tried to stop them by pulling down the barrier and waving at them to slow down.

The rider had other ideas and sped beneath the barrier by ducking down, the pillion didn't duck and hit the barrier.

I agree with your point on charging the rider with manslaughter!
It looks like the gate was tied down and not a reflex action by the cop to stop an evader. The cop was in two minds whether to signal the bike to stop or to untie the barrier which he felt could not be done in time. Murder charges nothing less - it makes my blood boil at the sheer callousness of the bike rider.

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Old 25th May 2021, 11:06   #32812
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I really didn’t know which other thread to post this on..so moderators please make the necessary amends as required.

The new Mahindra thar 2020 involved in a head on collision with a truck in Bikaner and then again got rear ended by another truck.

Both the driver and the passenger lost their life.

It’s been reported that the Thar was over speeding.

I personally own the same vehicle and was shook after seeing the horrific condition of the vehicle.

Moral of the story is that no matter the safety rating of your vehicle, over-speeding will never spare you.
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Can someone explain what exactly happened here? Was the rider trying to escape something? He should be charged with manslaughter.
According to this news report, the rider was drunk. It is possible he was trying to avoid getting caught.

Very sad that a life was lost to such a thoughtless action.

From the above mentioned report.

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“The forest checkpost is present for more than 30 years. The rider drove in a rash and neglegient manner and ducked his head but pillon rider unaware of it hit the rod and fell and died,” he tweeted, adding, “The accused ran away and was caught within 1 hour and he was found to be heavily drunk.” (sic)
Further, the ACP revealed: “And his alcohol content was 131mg. There is no fault of forest guards. Its very heartening to see most of the people realising that police had no fault in this.”
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If ducking, at least do that properly - why would you duck backwards when it's clearly not working for you?
I don't think the pillion rider tried to duck backwards. He was hit by the barricade and flipped backwards. He didn't even had chance to do anything.

The stupidity of the driving rider can't be explained by any means.
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The stupidity of the driving rider can't be explained by any means.
The amazing part of the story is that the parents of the dead boy blames the guards. What could the guards have done to prevent a suicide mission? Nothing

Are the parents looking for some compensation and found it easier to get from the government?

When I hitchiked from Malaysia to Europe at 20 years of age, I met my fair share of drunk drivers. I always jumped off or never got into the car.
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Old 25th May 2021, 16:59   #32816
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The new Mahindra thar 2020 involved in a head on collision ...
Did the accident happen at night? That Thar is black in color - which might have contributed to this accident (if it happened in the dark), apart from the over speeding.

I was eyewitness to such an accident some years back - A black Figo was trying to take a U turn, and was nearly on the middle of the divider-less road when it had to stop due to some obstacle on the road. It was 10PM and deserted road, no street lights (was raining as well), I saw what was happening, slowed down to ~40, but the biker behind me zoomed past and failed to see the Figo in time and crashed into its B pillar. The car was perpendicular to the road and the poor biker probably could see the tiny yellow blinker above the front right wheel only very late.
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I wouldn't exactly call this an accident as the rider here did this intentionally to evade the check post. The pillion rider lost his life instantly!

https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=jzJk0V_7t5Q
My 2 cents on this

a) The rider was upto no good and wanted to evade the checkpost. He should be tried and hung for culpable homicide.

b) The accident also brings to the fore safety standards implemented on barricades on highways. Many a time they are dull, non conspicuous metal bars across the road with no reflectors / visual aids. With poor maintenance of highway infrastructure - especially state highways, many barricades are in a deplorable situation - blackened by exposure to exhaust and rusted by exposure to the elements. Lots of times I have been thankful to good Samaritans who have tied ribbons or shiny tape on some of the barricades that have caught my eye in the nick of time on a dark, rainy road.

Will we ever have safety standards that are world class on the ground?
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Old 26th May 2021, 03:46   #32818
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The amazing part of the story is that the parents of the dead boy blames the guards. What could the guards have done to prevent a suicide mission? Nothing

Are the parents looking for some compensation ...
Although the bike rider cannot be pardoned to the absolute wrong that he committed, there is a bit of logic in the parents' reasoning.

The guard manning the gate was in a half mind whether to open or close the gate and is seen lowering and half raising the gate. This kind of action by the guard probably prompted the biker to lower his head and attempt a squeeze through (a criminal mistake).

The guard should have absolutely held the gate closed leaving no chance for the biker to even attempt a squeeze through.

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Although the bike rider cannot be pardoned to the absolute wrong that he committed, there is a bit of logic in the parents' reasoning.

The guard manning the gate was in a half mind whether to open or close the gate and is seen lowering and half raising the gate. This kind of action by the guard probably prompted the biker to lower his head and attempt a squeeze through (a criminal mistake).

The guard should have absolutely held the gate closed leaving no chance for the biker to even attempt a squeeze through.
The Gate seems to be tied up with Ropes visible at 00:34 part. The Guard did his best to indicate the riders to stop. Even if he was a PC Sorkar it would have been impossible to untie the ropes and release the Gate in time just to let a drunk driver waltz through the Checkpoint. Just thanking God that the drunk driver met his end with a steel pole at a checkpoint instead of hitting some innocent pedestrian or other road user. As for the parents compensation claims first they need to be forced to pay a fine for letting loose such monstrosities of kids into the world.
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...Just thanking God that the drunk driver met his end with a steel pole at a checkpoint instead of hitting some innocent pedestrian or other road user.
Are we thinking of the same incident (https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/road-...ml#post5068233). The rider of the bike escaped unhurt, it was the pillion who lost his life.
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