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Old 21st May 2018, 11:26   #26401
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Last night I was driving from Kumbakonam to Bangalore with Bla Bla car friends and witnessed a sad accident right in front of us on the Trichy highway. I guess we were at the accident spot within a few minutes of it happening.

A dark grey Maruti Swift and a white Maruti Omni. It looked like the Swift took an unplanned/aggressive overtake and hit the Omni on the opposite lane. Due to the impact, Swift and Omni were dragged to opposite lanes of each other. Left headlight area of the Swift and right headlight area of the Omni were the impacted zones.

The impact in the Swift was less and there were no fatal injuries to the occupants, I believe. But the Omni's occupants were severely hurt. I could find almost an entire family with children on the road who are dragged out of the Omni (2 male adults, 2 female adults and 2-3 children).

It was very disheartening to see the children in the trauma of the accident situation, and one of the male adults is crying hopelessly and pleading to everyone to save the people. All the occupants are outside the Omni except the driver, as his right leg was stuck inside the crushed front parts of the Omni. We called the ambulance, and tried to pry open the side door to help the driver to come out. But while pulling the seats back, he asked us to stop as he couldn't move due to his leg being severely injured and stuck inside. We left the place after the police and ambulance arrived at the spot; praying for the occupants.

I kept telling the driver of the Omni that nothing would happen to him and he can be safely taken out and he will be alright. One of the so called visitors looked at the driver side impact and signaled to us with two fingers that his leg has to be cut to get him out of the car. I don't know how people can be so insensitive in such situations.

From this morning, I have been trying to get the updates of that accident on the internet but couldn't get anywhere. If anyone has any updates, please share. Hope all of them are doing good with minor injuries.

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Old 21st May 2018, 11:27   #26402
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Anyone know more about this accident ?

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GURUGRAM: A 40-year-old man working in a leading international bank was killed after a truck crashed into his Royal Enfield bike on Saturday morning.
Tapabrata Mukherjee, 40, was on his way from Star mall to his newly bought home in Sector 92, police said.
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Yesterday night I was driving from Kumbakonam to Bangalore with bla bla car friends and witnessed a terrific accident right in front of us in Trichy highway.
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Hope all of them are doing good with minor injuries.
Saddened to hear about this accident ! I have come across few such incidents in my life and the plight of those involved in accidents are beyond any words.

Further, apparently with no fault on Omni's side, all the Omni passengers were victimized, which happens in many accidents.

Thank god ! You did a wonderful job , which is scarce nowadays. I googled to find out the current status of those victims, but it's not fruitful. Wish, they are safe.

Just to know, did it happen between Kumbakonam and Thanjavur ? It is two lane and chances of such accidents very high, even in daylight. So, night travel is truly a nightmare in that stretch. To the extent I know, Thanjavur Trichy Highway has median throughout, in between.
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Old 21st May 2018, 14:37   #26404
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Four persons, including two women, were killed on the spot and 25 others injured when a car coming to Theni from Madurai collided head on with a van going to Peraiyur on Andipatti-Theni Highway at Kanavai near Thimmarasanaickanur in Andipatti block on Sunday. When one of the tyres of the car burst, the car ran amuck and crashed against the van coming from the opposite direction. In the impact of collision, the roof of the car was ripped apart and all travellers in the car were thrown out. Many of them received head injuries.

Source : http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...le23943345.ece
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Spotted this median climber at Thuravoor (Kochi, KL) around 3:45PM today. Looks like the accident happened only a little while ago.

While not visible in the snap, there was some kind of a sign board under the front - hit by the car perhaps ?

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Old 22nd May 2018, 11:02   #26406
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Apparently Jadeja's wife met with an accident

My issue is with the fact that not one report questions why the cop chose to abuse a driver. THe outrage seems to be because it was Jadeja's wife.

IMO, it is never OK for a cop to touch a driver whatever accident. Even if there is misbehaviour, I think they are only entitled to arrest the person concerned; not assault them.

Why not one news report chooses to talk about that is beyond me.
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Got this Dashcam video as a whatsapp forward. From the video I'm sure it is somewhere near Hebbagodi on Hosur road, Bengaluru. Not sure when it happened but chances are high that this happened in the last week...it has been raining heavily. Looks like the bus driver didn't spot the omni and decided to do a quick lane change to avoid the vehicle parked on the left most lane.
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Old 22nd May 2018, 14:05   #26408
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Looks like the bus driver didn't spot the omni and decided to do a quick lane change to avoid the vehicle parked on the left most lane.
I am not even bothered about him changing lane and doing a fender bender with Omni, look what happens on the left rear after the bus comes to a stop.

The engine / luggage bay door opens and narrowly misses the bikers.

We would have witnessed decapitation of a biker LIVE in this video.

May those bikers live a long life here after.
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Got this Dashcam video as a whatsapp forward. From the video I'm sure it is somewhere near Hebbagodi on Hosur road, Bengaluru. Not sure when it happened but chances are high that this happened in the last week...it has been raining heavily. Looks like the bus driver didn't spot the omni and decided to do a quick lane change to avoid the vehicle parked on the left most lane.
What is nuts is how fast everyone is driving in those conditions. The car recording the incident, the bus, the biker at the end - everyone!
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Being a low floor would have helped in not letting the bus jump the divider and go the opposite lane and create more damage.
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Old 22nd May 2018, 14:42   #26411
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Looks like the bus driver didn't spot the omni and decided to do a quick lane change to avoid the vehicle parked on the left most lane.
Omni or not, didn't look like the bus would've avoided the collision on the right anyway.
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On the way back from Valparai yesterday afternoon I saw this just before Tindivanam on the GST Road -

A car (which I couldn’t get a picture of but was totaled) had made a U turn at a break in the median, but didn’t notice an LPG tanker truck. The truck tried evasive action and hit the median barrier, it’s crew cab was bashed in. Luckily the LPG tank was intact. If that had caught fire and burst that’d be the end of everything within a few hundred metres.
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We would have witnessed decapitation of a biker LIVE in this video.

May those bikers live a long life here after.
If not bikers, such open doors have killed pedestrians, last one as I know in Pune.

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I always had a fear of running into such buses or trucks that had its Air filter cover open near the driver's cabin and damage my car but this accident is of a different kind that resulted in 2 deaths!
Link to Article: Times of India, Pune Edition

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PUNE: In a freak accident, two men were killed and a third seriously injured after the open door of the air-conditioning compartment of a Pune-Mumbai Shivneri bus hit them at a stop in Khadki along the Pune-Mumbai road around 8.30pm on Sunday.

Khadki police said the hydraulic door opened automatically after the bus hit a speed bump barely 50 metres before the accident spot. As it was passing the bus stop, the open door hit the three men standing there

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The news article covered another accident

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Three persons were killed and 15 others injured when a private tourist bus proceeding to Bengaluru from Kanniyakumari crushed passengers of another tourist bus waiting on the roadside as their bus overturned at Nagampatti near Vedasandur in Dindigul district in the early hours of Sunday.

The deceased were Shaji (35) of Kollam, Rajan (70) and Shamun Jose (28) of Kottayam.

The injured were admitted to the Government Hospitals in Dindigul and Vedasandur.

The tourists bus, which was proceeding to Mangalore from Kottayam, overturned and fell into a gorge on the left side of National Highway-7 in the early hours of Sunday. Luckily no was injured in the accident.

Shaji, who was driving a mini-van transporting a life-size elephant doll for the inaugural function of a jewellery shop in Salem from Kollam, stopped his vehicle on the road near the accident spot and was rescuing the passengers caught in the tourist bus.

While the rescued passengers were waiting on the roadside, the accident took place.

The police sources said that the second bus driver, who saw the giant elephant doll in the dark, got puzzled, diverted the vehicle and rammed the crowd. Shaji was killed on the spot.
I was taking this route today and saw the bus still lying on it's side at the accident spot.
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Got this Dashcam video as a whatsapp forward. From the video I'm sure it is somewhere near Hebbagodi on Hosur road, Bengaluru. Not sure when it happened but chances are high that this happened in the last week...it has been raining heavily. Looks like the bus driver didn't spot the omni and decided to do a quick lane change to avoid the vehicle parked on the left most lane.
Is it just me or does the bus have enough space just to keep going ahead instead of having to swerve to the right?

Vehicle on the right had it's indicator on and the bus driver should have noticed that.

Lack of attention?
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