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Old 13th April 2018, 18:38   #26116
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A petitioner in the Ishrat Jahan case was in a fatal car accident. This article says his car braked suddenly and was rear ended by a truck.

The accompanying picture however tends to show a car that did the rear ending and then got squeezed under the back of the truck due to no under run protection bars.

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/gopi...cident-1837264

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I have nothing to complaint about auto driver, omni passed him from left and force guy squeezed his bus in the insufficient space - lack of co-ordination is there and cops are just waving to pass instead of making sure that the auto wasn't supposed to be at the place at that moment.

ABS should be factory fit for emergency vehicles and I agree it would have definitely helped.

Witnesses and media reports say that the auto driver disregarded the orders of the police officers, who were controlling the traffic in the area and drove into the blocked road.

The Omni driver overtook through the left because the auto was driven in the middle of the road, blocking the ambulance's path. If he was on the left lane this wouldn't happened. In my opinion he is the only one to be blamed.

Most people here, slow down and move to the left to give way to emergency vehicles and things go quite smooth. I've been taking this route to Kazhakootam daily ( I stay near Medical College hospital) and at least 4 ambulances will be encountered during the commute in peak traffic. Except for some private buses and autos, everyone gives way for ambulances even when it is far behind and rarely do they have to slow down.

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While the role of the auto driver is there, the lack of training of the ambulance driver is glaringly obvious too. In Australia where I was part of the retrieval team I knew my paramedic driver had been through hours of training before he or she could drive with lights and siren. Among other things they were taught to anticipate/slow at junctions and brake in a straight line. Even then most of them were skilled at getting us with he patient to the destination in record time barely driving over the speed limit. I can hardly remember any swerving or hard braking during the umpty trips.
In India emergency ambulance drivers are mostly those who are told to drive faster and faster.

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While the role of the auto driver is there, the lack of training of the ambulance driver is glaringly obvious too. In Australia where I was part of the retrieval team I knew my paramedic driver had been through hours of training before he or she could drive with lights and siren. Among other things they were taught to anticipate/slow at junctions and brake in a straight line. Even then most of them were skilled at getting us with he patient to the destination in record time barely driving over the speed limit. I can hardly remember any swerving or hard braking during the umpty trips.
In India emergency ambulance drivers are mostly those who are told to drive faster and faster.
The reason is pretty obvious , dedicated emergency lanes , citizenry with tons of civic sense , combined with respect for the ambulance , the kind of chaotic scenes that plague our roads , with two and three wheelers occupying most of the road like a swarm of locust , with their care a damn attitude , no specialised training of high speed/speed limit driving can help , even the best of the training is bound to fail here , amply brone by the video posted above .Its really a miracle that most ambulances make it to the hospital , and generally with time enough to save the person .
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The father of Ishrat Jahan was in a fatal car accident. This article says his car braked suddenly and was rear ended by a truck.

The accompanying picture however s end to show a car that did the rear ending and then got squeezed under the back of the truck due to no under run protection bars.

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/gopi...cident-1837264
Sorry to point out you haven't read the report.

He was not the father of Ishrat Jahan, but the father of Pranesh Pillai who was with Ishrat Jahan and was shot dead in the encounter.
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I always find amusing how we Indians take steep slopes as an opportunity to increase speed. Even small cars like Alto's and Wagon-Rs will whizz past you at 100+ kmph on this dangerous gradient. .
From experience I have felt that the best friend in such cases is engine braking put the car in 1st or max 2nd and enjoy "Less enjoyment with 2nd gear though"
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There was an accident when the Metal bridge was being placed on pillars at Goregaon West (Mumbai) MTNL junction.

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There was an accident when the Metal bridge was being placed on pillars at Goregaon West (Mumbai) MTNL junction. ...
Wow, what an amazing and spectacular crane "fail!" Thank you for posting the pictures.

Some terrible mistake? Or just absolute incompetence?
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Wow, what an amazing and spectacular crane "fail!" Thank you for posting the pictures.

Some terrible mistake? Or just absolute incompetence?
Looks like they overlooked the lever effect!!
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Saw this accident on the entry ramp of the KIAL airport trumpet flyover.
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This unregistered Creta came down the wrong way [i don’t know how!] and slammed into a motorbike. There was dried blood everywhere
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Sorry to point out you haven't read the report.

He was not the father of Ishrat Jahan, but the father of Pranesh Pillai who was with Ishrat Jahan and was shot dead in the encounter.
My mistake I read that on the move between a couple of meetings. Yes you're right, Pranesh Pillai's father.
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Wow, what an amazing and spectacular crane "fail!" Thank you for posting the pictures.

Some terrible mistake? Or just absolute incompetence?
I guess a bigger crane was required.

Like all things in the country, the crane boom would have been overloaded with the weight of the object exceeding the maximum weight allowed for this crane and hence.
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This accident happened earlier today near my home. There is a T-junction just behind the Swift in the photo. Eye witnesses say that the car was joining the main road at the junction (trying to turn right), when it hit an auto traveling on the main road (going in the same direction as the car wanted to go). They say the car was driven fast and it would've crashed into the transformer on the side of the road if it hadn't hit the auto.

The car was driven by a young lady. I suspect she may have panicked and accidentally pressed A-pedal instead of B-pedal when she approached the junction.

No injuries to the occupants of the car, but there were non life-threatening injuries to the occupants of the auto.

Police arrived soon. The driver's father was in the car with her and he was very tensed when talking to the police. It was nice to see the policemen talking calmly to him, trying to put him at ease.
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Came across this news in Manorama today.

A 22 year old Keralaite student died on an accident while on his way to pursue the saddle sore challenge that demands covering 1624 kms in 24 hours.

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A 22 year old Keralaite student died on an accident while on his way to pursue the saddle sore challenge that demands covering 1624 kms in 24 hours.
You can never win when you are fighting against lost time, when on a highway run on public roads; If you do, it is only because your lucky stars were with you and nothing else.

RIP, departed Soul!

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