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Old 6th September 2018, 14:25   #27121
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- With the recent spate of vehicles jumping median/barricades on our highways, I really think a lot about driving on Indian roads. I more often than not, stick to the middle lane, and always expect trouble around the corner.
I have thought about driving on our highways so much that i haven't ventured out on the highways even once this year, not even despite having a brand new car! I guess I'm part of a rare breed of BHPians who don't live to drive; at least not in such conditions. Give me a long weekend and I go "that's a lot of time for me to lounge around in front of the TV."

I don't want to bother about staying safe from vehicles flying across the median, cows, broken down trucks, milkmen on mopeds crossing the median, slow trucks blocking the lanes, vehicles driving with high beam headlights on the wrong side...

<assume Eminem's voice>

...and the beat goes on da da dum da da da!
Lose yourself in the couch and stay home,
Stick to it and you better never let it go go,
You only get one shot to dodge a car flying at you,
Shree Yamaraj knocks multiple times on the road yo,
Don't you dare move it!


<let the beat recede, the camera pans onto an angry Eminem's face>

You can do anything you set your mind to man. Why not just stay home? Are you a glutton for punishment or something?

<Angry Eminem walks away emphatically from the camera with his saggy baggy pants on>

"The zero mile road" (featuring a happy, stress-free mind, a disgruntled family and plentiful Netflix time)

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Old 6th September 2018, 14:46   #27122
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It's a wide angle pic IMO.
You are right and here's how normal both should actually be:

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The Xcent is actually ok compared to the Ertiga in the pic, which looks reduced to a Ritz lengthwise.
Actually, here's one Innova from the same accident as well that looks shortened mainly due to the camera properties :
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Old 6th September 2018, 15:12   #27123
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Accident on Mumbai--Pune Expressway today morning at 7:30 a.m resulting in multiple collision.
I don't think this hapened anytime before 09:45am, I crossed this place around 09:45 am. I guess this happened just minutes after I passed, don't know what might have gone wrong as is traffic was almost zero.

It was raining very heavly few KM's after this stretch.
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Sad to see a GTI in this state. Seen at the VW service center. No airbags were deployed as the sensors area seem intact, Cabin area too is intact.


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Sad to see a GTI in this state. Seen at the VW service center. No airbags were deployed as the sensors area seem intact, Cabin area too is intact.
It looks like it hit some person!
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Sad to see a GTI in this state. Seen at the VW service center. No airbags were deployed as the sensors area seem intact, Cabin area too is intact.
This looks like an animal hit, a large goat or a cow maybe. Could be a biker as well.
Airbags would deploy only when the car violently and suddenly slows down.

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Sad to see a GTI in this state. Seen at the VW service center. No airbags were deployed as the sensors area seem intact, Cabin area too is intact.


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IINM this is that same GTI with the Stage 3 performance mods from Chennai. Being a CBU, I wonder how quickly the replacement parts would arrive.

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Saw this crumpled S-Cross 1.6 at my MASS recently. My SA told me that the driver tried to overtake a truck from the left and rammed into a stationary one. The car was reportedly at ~110kmph and the driver didn't even get the chance to brake. Both passengers survived with minor bruises.

If the story is true, it does seem to be a bad crash. Glad that there were no casualties and also that the airbags did deploy in the Maruti.
Bad crash no doubt but there is no way the impact was at 110kmph. Any vehicle would have crumpled in to a ball at that speed and there would not have been any survivors. They might have been travelling at 110 but when they saw the truck, they must have braked hard. The braking couldn't prevent the accident but must have reduced the speed to not more than 60-70kmph. If you have seen pictures and reports of accidents where the driver falls asleep or somehow doesn't see a parked truck and crashes in to it, those vehicles are crumpled in to an unrecognisable shape and there are no survivors even in the back seat.
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Both airbag deployed indicates seatbelt was used. This seems to clearly demonstrate that even in case of a bad crash at high speed, seat belt saves lives!
What's more intriguing is that the rear seat (which is a 60:40 split) collapsed and the parcel tray flung forwards. The car was not rear ended and the boot was intact. I couldn't conclude what could have made the seat's fastening latch come off.
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What's more intriguing is that the rear seat (which is a 60:40 split) collapsed and the parcel tray flung forwards. The car was not rear ended and the boot was intact. I couldn't conclude what could have made the seat's fastening latch come off.
Before towing away the car they usually dump all the loose components lying around into the boot. This must have been done to fit something large inside.
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Spotted this early yesterday morning near Thalassery town. Huge jam along the Thalassery Mahe route till around 10AM.

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Major accident in Telangana: 51 killed as Telangana RTC bus falls into gorge in Kondagattu

Eyewitnesses said the bus was overcrowded, which seems to be the reason for heavy casualty.

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Fifty-one people, including several women and children, were killed, and many suffered injuries on Tuesday morning when a Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) bus plunged into a gorge on the Kondagattu ghat road in Jagtial district.

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Just a minor accident with one bike hitting another one. Both the riders were without helmet. Lucky that there was no other vehicle coming from the other side.

Kindly excuse the editing and music and all the other stuff. Trying my hands at Youtube editing.




P.S. - This video is not at all posted to promote the video. The channel is not monetized. Just sharing it for the sake of sharing the event. Hope it is fine by mods.
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HYDERABAD: In probably the worst-ever bus accident in the country, 57 people, including 39 women and four children, were killed and 31 injured, six of them critically, after an overcrowded Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) bus swerved off a ghat road and hurtled 30ft down onto a valley at Sanivarampet village in Jagtial district on Tuesday. The driver of the bus is among those dead.

The ill-fated bus belonging to the Jagtial depot was jam-packed with 87 passengers. It was returning to Jagtial from Kondagattu, the hill shrine of Sri Anjaneya Swamy. The mishap occurred when bus driver Srinivas lost control over the wheel near Sanivarampet. Srinivas, who had received a commendation certificate from TSRTC on Independence Day this year for the meritorious service, had taken the ghat road to save just 2km distance.

Srinivas reportedly failed to slow down the vehicle as he failed to see a speed-breaker. When the bus hit the bump at speed, Srinivas lost control over the wheel, resulting in the mishap. The vehicle turned turtle four times before falling onto the valley. It is believed that most of the passengers died due to suffocation as they fell over one another. Jagtial depot manager Hanumantha Rao has been suspended following the accident.
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Some news say that the driver turned off the engine and was coasting to save fuel. What a ridiculous move. Apparently he has received the best driver award on August 15th. May be for saving fuel.


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Sources in the RTC said the driver had reportedly switched off the engine and was coasting downhill in an attempt to save fuel, resulting in the failure of brakes. Ironically, Srinivas had received the Best Driver Award on August 15.
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