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Old 1st December 2017, 11:25   #25156
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I was on a leisure trip in Mumbai last week. While strolling at Marine Drive, I witnessed an accident involving a biker and a pedestrian. The biker was riding fast, possibly around 60-70 kmph, when a pedestrian decided to cross the street coming from the jogging track end to the middle of the road. He was clearly looking at the wrong side of the road, away from the incoming traffic. The biker tried to apply the brakes but couldn't control in time and ended up hitting the guy. His bike crashed, his helmet got tossed over a few meters away and he got hit in the head and face. It was dirty, with a lot of blood. Though he was in senses, the injuries looked serious. He was immediately rushed to a hospital in a cab. The guy who was hit got fewer injuries, and was also taken to the hospital.
Having witnessed the scene in front of my eyes, I can tell that the jogging track at Marine Drive should definitely have a fencing around it. The traffic usually moves fast on that road and people crossing the road with little care definitely invites accidents. There are kids walking on that track. Having no fencing is definitely a big no for such a place!
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His bike crashed, his helmet got tossed over a few meters away and he got hit in the head and face.
If the helmet flew out of the head, it is quite possible that it wasn't strapped.

If it wasn't strapped, it is not surprising that the rider suffered a lot more head / face injuries since the person would have been carrying a lot more momentum.
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A friend clicked this and sent this to me on Whatsapp today.
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This was near RV road Metro station in Bangalore it seems.
He told me that there was a TBHP Sticker on the Verna. He doesn't have details about how it happened. but for the side airbags to deploy, the impact must have been pretty high.
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He doesn't have details about how it happened. but for the side airbags to deploy, the impact must have been pretty high.
Looks like the Verna was trying to overtake the Manza around the same time that the Manza driver decided to turn right.
Or perhaps a case of oneupmanship?
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Don't know if this has been posted here before. But the ABS in his bike saved him from ending up on top of the Pulsar.

Looks like the pillion did bang his head on the road. The rider was lucky that his helmet stayed on despite it not being strapped.


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A friend clicked this and sent this to me on Whatsapp today.
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This was near RV road Metro station in Bangalore it seems.
He told me that there was a TBHP Sticker on the Verna. He doesn't have details about how it happened. but for the side airbags to deploy, the impact must have been pretty high.
Happened near 33rd cross Jayanagar. I was the unfortunate driver in the 3223 km clocked Verna that was side ended by a Tata Indigo which was turning to the main road from the side road at 50-60 km/hour. There is a T-junction just before the image where the Indigo came fast on a side road and turned as I was going on the main road. Due to the force, the car came to the full right - luckily I was in 2nd gear in low speed.

The driver apologized and accepted his mistake in writing to have hit my car in the police station. So I did not ask him for any money or damages caused due to his rash driving. I needed the complaint and FIR for insurance claiming

The side airbags and front two airbags inflated. However damages to the car is not much with the bumper and left fender needing replacement with the front headlight and fog lamp. Not sure why the airbags came off but would have been useful if there was a high speed vehicle that came front. For my good luck, there was no vehicle coming from front.

bumper to bumper insurance should take care of the airbags, fender, bumper and lights.

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Looks like the Verna was trying to overtake the Manza around the same time that the Manza driver decided to turn right.
Or perhaps a case of oneupmanship?
No, The Manza hit the Verna on the side from a side road while the Verna was on the main road. Luckily no physical damages to any person


No major damage luckily.

Being a new car, the dealership may not have spare parts and has to procure from Chennai. So looks like it could take some time. Does any Hyundai owner have experience of how long it takes for spare parts like airbags to come from Chennai?

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Happened on the Ludhiana-Delhi Highway near Doraha. 3 occupants were in the car, 2 of them lost lives including the driver
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Video of Brezza, watch the way truck calmly walks away


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Video of Brezza, watch the way truck calmly walks away
I hope that police managed to trace down the truck and put the driver behind bars. Absolutely no road sense - stopping in the middle of the road.
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Happened on the Ludhiana-Delhi Highway near Doraha. 3 occupants were in the car, 2 of them lost lives including the driver
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Video of Brezza, watch the way truck calmly walks away
Seems like the pictures shared by trinity0114 & the video shared by aerohit are of the same ill fated red Brezza. An overtaking manouver by the Brezza driver gone completely wrong. He was trying to overtake a truck traveling in middle lane that too from the left side assuming that left side will be clear, big mistake. Only at the last moment he might have realized the stationary truck in the leftmost lane. He tried to swerve to left to avoid the truck, but by that time it was too late. The right front have got ripped apart taking those precious lives.
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I was hit by a driver that violated below.

Unregulated intersection

13.9.At the crossroads of unequal roads driver of a vehicle moving along the minor roads, must give way to vehicles coming on the main, regardless of the direction of their further movement

Idiot came so fast to intersection. I did not even have opportunity to brake.

Now with minor damages but inflated airbags, have to wait a few weeks for spares, this being a new car.

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Happened near 33rd cross Jayanagar. I was the unfortunate driver in the 3223 km clocked Verna that was side ended by a Tata Indigo which was turning to the main road from the side road at 50-60 km/hour.
Indeed very unfortunate for such a new car, but lucky you and the other driver have come out of it scratchless

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The driver apologized and accepted his mistake in writing to have hit my car in the police station. So I did not ask him for any money or damages caused due to his rash driving. I needed the complaint and FIR for insurance claiming. Bumper to bumper insurance should take care of the airbags, fender, bumper and lights.
Hats off to your patience and handling the situation in a very matured way. I know you must be heartbroken to see your new car in such a situation for no fault of yours, but life is that way, full of surprises. You have to take it in your own stride, isn't it?
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I know you must be heartbroken to see your new car in such a situation for no fault of yours, but life is that way, full of surprises. You have to take it in your own stride, isn't it?
Yes, very heartbroken!
My regret is that I did not have the option of even braking - literally no control over preventing or avoiding it.

The car needs replacement of the following parts:
a) Windshield
b) Front bumper
c) Front headlight - left side
d) Front foglight - left side
e) Fender - both sides
f) bonnet - painting maybe?
g) Left side door - painting to remove 2-3 scratches
h) 2 curtain airbags, 2 front airbags and any associated wiring

I am hearing that these repairs might take 2 weeks as the spare parts come from Chennai. Does that sound reasonable or unlikely?
I have heard stories of these jobs being done in a week's time to more than 1.5 months based on spare part availability

Anybody with similar unfortunate experience as mine or have heard of time taken in such cases?

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Absolutely no road sense - stopping in the middle of the road.
This is applicable to the Brezza driver as well. Less visibility, over speeding and then blindly using the left most lane to overtake. Unfortunately it ended up as a very costly mistake for him.
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This is applicable to the Brezza driver as well. Less visibility, over speeding and then blindly using the left most lane to overtake. Unfortunately it ended up as a very costly mistake for him.
Yes. The Brezza driver is at fault here along-with the parked truck. He had no business turning at high speed to the left lane and should have slowed down when the truck at front was so slow
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