This is a fresh accident which I witnessed yesterday afternoon. It happened at Cadell Road Shivaji park where an Esteem rammed into a turning Skoda Octavia. As I always keep my cam handy I took pictures on the spot minutes after the accident... In the pictures you will see what the Skoda and Esteem are made of... So here are the pictures
A close up view of the Esteem
Another look at the Esteem
Now heres the picture of the Skoda ... Thats what I call build quality
Only the left front fender of the Skoda was damaged not a scratch on the bonnet...and the impact of that on the Esteem ... Well you saw it
Physics from Merc guys... naa... though wud have loved if they taught me at school...lol.
But seriously its common sense. A vehicle at that kinda speed not only becomes a moving missile but a moving target as well. The vulnerability level increases. Too bad u wont be makin it for the panchgani trip pal... will show the members what happens when u go faster and how reaction times change and how vehicles behave. Honestly, one should go fast only if he/she really feels confident of being able to handle those speeds. Trying to prove a point to another motorist or that hot chic in your car is just putting your IQ below 100 and make a scream and dance about it. Its very easy to let the adrenalin do the talking, and thats when things go wrong.
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Hey people, this is a really bad accident i saw at 4:00 am @ Goregaon(W)..i was returnin home frm work whn i saw this...This was once a gleamin Honda City...Atleast one of the occupants died in the accident. Apparently,the driver ran over a few people prior to this accident,and he was so frightened tht he was in a tearing hurry to get home...This is hw it ended...(plz excuse the quality of the pics, I used my cell...this was @sunrise...
Hey People, this accident took place at Goregaon S.V Rd at around 2a.m., i saw it while returnin home...This was once a gleaming Honda City...Apparently, the driver ran over a few people just before meeting with this accident and was in a tearing hurry to get home..This is hw it ended...Atleast one person died...So all those speedsters out thr, i firmly beleive tht "Speed Thrills but kills"....(i took these pictures with my cell @ sunrise, kidly excuse the quality...)
Last edited by omar : 18th July 2006 at 16:13.
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Well, maybe. But, even if it was a Premier Padmini or an Amby, the damage to these age old cars would not have been anymore than to the skoda.
Secondly, even though the esteem is all messed up, the esteem owner will spend much less time and much less money getting it back to shape. The scoda owner on the other hand will be reduced to doing this
BTW, since almost nothing happened to the scoda, does it mean that the occupants took all the impact, while the esteem guys are sitting inside the car, wondering if anything happened at all?.