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Old 20th October 2023, 11:04   #39196
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The smoke is likely due to limited leg room for the driver in such a vehicle, especially during a collision where he may have held on to the brake but the impact resulting in twisting of his ankle in the footwell area and thus pressing the accelerator too. Notice that the brake light (LHS) remains lit pretty much during and after the impact too.
There is a two-wheeler next to the broken-down car. I think that also has a role to play in the accident. Maybe if the two-wheeler had not stopped parallel to the broken-down car, the trailing Etios would have enough room to cross the car and go ahead. This may not have caused the further trailing Dzire and Baleno to panic brake leading to the chain collision between the Tata Aces

I have observed that on highways, many two wheelers do not have the idea of consequences of stopping and occupying lanes on a fast-moving highway.

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Old 20th October 2023, 11:36   #39197
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This happened on yesterday.
Its a clear October day. No fog, no rain. This is the elevated corridor leading to Devanahalli I think, so speeds are under 80, the dashcam speedo confirms.

There is atleast one vehicle stationary and yet you see overtakes from that lane. Pretty much all vehicles including the second van had visibility of the stationary vehicles ahead and yet went at speeds and rear ended.

Such characters are trained in NICE school of shoulder overtaking and no amount of warning triangle or begging will deter them. Probably a big fat repair bill/insurance premium will.
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Old 20th October 2023, 12:20   #39198
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A gory incident that happened around 9.30 pm on Wednesday, 18.10.23, near Ballarpur, in Central India. A young pregnant lady with her 4 year old kid was riding her scooter. It so happened that the tiny tot demanded ice cream and the lady was moving to the icecream outlet at night. As they both were driving near the Wardha River Bridge, off Ballarpur, the scooter fell on the river bed some 40 feet below. The pregnant lady died, and the kid sat near her mother's lifeless body through the night. It was only after her husband reported the matter to the police that at around 4.00 am, the crying child's shrieks were heard from the road above the bridge. The police after reaching the river bed found the lifeless body of the pregnant lady, the tiny tot crying and the scooter lying beside.

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It's another horror story in real life.

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Old 20th October 2023, 13:15   #39199
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Spot on. Frame by frame, the video shows the 2nd Tempo caught the stop way too late and then pressed the Gas Pedal instead of Brake.

Also, the Plume of Black Diesel soot filled smoke gives it away.
Classic case of not paying attention to what's going on in front of you. Thankfully the idiot tempo guy hit another tempo with all that force. If it was a hatchback like Swift or i10 etc this could have turned into a really bad hit.
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This happened on yesterday.
Many commercial vehicles in Bengaluru as well as a lot of two wheelers are nowadays sporting decorative colorful bright blinking LED lights at the rear of the vehicles (as we can see with the Tata Ace which rear ended another similar vehicle). Often the driver following such vehicles which are lit like Christmas trees cant distinguish between an indicator lamp and these decorative LED lights or a brake warning light for that matter and effectively such LEDs negate the very purpose of having turn indicators or brake lamps.

I have see so many bikers with both indicators wired to be in "flash" mode and permanently on zooming around town.

Surprisingly the Govt authorities (traffic police / RTO) are least bothered with this dangerous phenomenon and prefer to focus on silly things like mandating HSRP plates in the city.
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Old 20th October 2023, 22:57   #39201
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A gory incident that happened around 9.30 pm on Wednesday, 18.10.23, near Ballarpur, in Central India.
It's another horror story in real life.
The Times of India link of the above news:-

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/.../104560615.cms
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As per reports, out of the 5, 1 woman has died and the other 4 are seriously
This is so disheartening and sad part is it happens almost on daily basis in our country. News articles say that the man driving Eon walked into police station but can't be arrested as law doesn't permit it. Can somebody please provide some insight into the finer aspects of law in such cases. I mean one life lost, her family and friends as well as the other four women will have to live for the rest of their lives with some kind of trauma. Case against the driver is registered as causing death due to negligence. Why the maximum punishment is only 7 years in such cases? Is there a way when road accidents like this can be categorised as murder/man slaughter. Also the news article says that police is seeking more information from RTO and looking at multiple angles. What is the information that RTO can provide in such cases and what are the various possible angles that police is investigating.
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Is there a way when road accidents like this can be categorised as murder/man slaughter.
How much ever distressing the accident can be, a case of murder/manslaughter cannot be registered because we, the public, deem it so. It remains death due to negligence or in other cases, under influence.

It can be murder only if it was premeditated. Way back in the 80s, a friend's mother learning to drive, accidentally hit an old lady who succumbed to her injuries. She was so traumatized by the incident that she didn't leave her room for more than a month.

My brother was involved in an accident when a guy on a two-wheeler rammed into his car from behind a tractor on the opposite side of a single lane village road, two decades ago. The victim hit his head on the windshield and died on the spot. My brother surrendered at the police station. Investigation revealed that the victim was drunk. My brother had to attend court multiple times before he was adjudged not guilty.

Trauma exists on both sides of the story. Some cases are plain stupidity. Some are ignorant mistakes or grave errors in judgment. We watch and share these incidents here to learn from them and also be more responsible. Loss of life or limb is always tragic.
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As they both were driving near the Wardha River Bridge, off Ballarpur, the scooter fell on the river bed some 40 feet below.
How did they fall off the bridge? Are there no railings? Read through the reports, no where it gives a clue of what must have happened.
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How did they fall off the bridge? Are there no railings? Read through the reports, no where it gives a clue of what must have happened.
From google maps, there are no railings. The road has too many potholes, some aggressive driver would have pushed them to the edge.

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From google maps, there are no railings.
This is height of negligence.

Vehicles are doing ramp walk here.

I have seen Models falling down ramps while just walking.
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This bridge has been in similar condition for last 30 years, it is due for a replacement with a new bridge. Somehow things have not moved so far, my maternal uncle (Ex-MLA) tried to get new bridge sanctioned, but nothing much happened. Although he was able to get a ROB few kms from this bridge. During monsoons overflowing river is common thus cutting connectivity for days.

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Old 23rd October 2023, 18:39   #39208
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Maruti is processing the claim without FIR. Even though it wasn't my fault I took off because people were gathering and my family was with me.
Should I still log an FIR? The bike guy walked away. Any other suggestions wait be appreciated.

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Even though it wasn't my fault...
Not too sure about that. You entered that construction zone at ~80 kmph. At the point where the road width was least (drums on one side, equipment on the other) you were still doing 60 kmph. There was no space for you to maneuvre, so prudence says that you should have been much slower.
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Not too sure about that. You entered that construction zone at ~80 kmph. At the point where the road width was least (drums on one side, equipment on the other) you were still doing 60 kmph. There was no space for you to maneuvre, so prudence says that you should have been much slower.
Yes I could have slowed down further. I won't be filing an FIR.
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