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Old 14th June 2020, 21:28   #30841
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1 killed, 3 injured as car rams into a tree on Ghodbunder road.
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And the car is a complete mess. Tree suffers only minor injuries. I'm afraid that this is a usual outcome of car v tree.
Seems like it's a Fortuner, not sure first gen or facelift. Might have hit the tree and stood up on it, crushing the driver's head, probably!!
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Old 14th June 2020, 23:07   #30842
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1 killed, 3 injured as car rams into a tree on Ghodbunder road.
The Fortuner looks too messed up for it to be a simple head-on with the tree. Looks like a high speed roll over that got stopped by that tree.

RIP to the departed soul, but if liquor was indeed involved, then 'sigh', not much to say.

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Old 18th June 2020, 00:54   #30843
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Old 18th June 2020, 01:59   #30844
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How not to drive your brand new Polo after taking delivery
Oh, what a sad day .

But it looks like someone who never actually drove before! How? How?
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Old 18th June 2020, 02:13   #30845
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Oh, what a sad day .
But it looks like someone who never actually drove before! How? How?
I think it was too much pressure. Imagine for a person with little experience, having made one of the biggest purchases, with a dozen people standing around the car clapping and watching him drive away through a tight spot. He must have floored the wrong pedal.
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Old 18th June 2020, 02:17   #30846
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Oh, what a sad day .

But it looks like someone who never actually drove before! How? How?
Whatever maybe the case. Just glad that this happened almost within the showroom premises and not on the street, where the driver could have ended killing someone
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I think it was too much pressure. Imagine for a person with little experience, having made one of the biggest purchases, with a dozen people standing around the car clapping and watching him drive away through a tight spot. He must have floored the wrong pedal.
So he can afford a Polo but not a few grand to learn to drive? Hard to be sympathetic to be honest.
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I think it was too much pressure. Imagine for a person with little experience, having made one of the biggest purchases, with a dozen people standing around the car clapping and watching him drive away through a tight spot. He must have floored the wrong pedal.
I can't imagine how the driver handles the pressure of cutting a cake with a dozen people around him for his birthday or something.

At least Mustang drivers travel further distance before crashing.
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Old 18th June 2020, 09:20   #30849
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What a location the "new car delivery" tent is put up at. With a new car comes a new driver, or at least a driver who is new to that particular car. The exit path should have been made a little easier or the sales guys should have helped out to get the car outside. It looks like a driving test area.

He over steered while taking that first curve and goofed up in the process of correcting it. Watch out a lucky photographer who just manages to escape. Also
shows how easily a car can get toppled. Lots of lessons.

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This is one purchase that will not be celebrated.

I couldn't help but notice from the second camera angle that this does not even have a TSI badge.

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So for that puny MPI engine to accelerate that briskly, the novice driver behind the wheel must have mashed the accelerator into the floor assuming it to be the brake pedal?

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Old 18th June 2020, 09:40   #30851
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Happened to be from Trichy VW showroom. A brand new Highline Plus. Sharing one more photo that I received as forward. Pics: Accidents in India-img20200618wa00022.jpg

As one can see the barricade setup has stood ground despite impact.

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Old 18th June 2020, 10:07   #30852
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The first thing that came to my mind when I saw it is the eerily similar video that was aired in Topgear's News segment years ago.


It is very easy for someone to lose control if he/she is not accustomed to the car. If the driver is graduating from say something like an Alto 800, a 100+ hp Polo (Since one post mentions that it is a Highline+ TSI) could very well be a handful. When we replaced our M800 with a Ritz a decade ago, I didn't let my mother or father drive before they took it to a ground for a practice session. The car was driven out of the showroom by our driver despite me (underage at that time) and my father being present. As it turned out, it was a good decision as both of my parents had trouble getting used to the acceleration, power brakes and the power steering for quite a long time. Whenever I drive somebody else's car or take a new rental, I always make a conscious effort to keep things a lot slower until I get used to the car. Even if I had previously driven the very same car. Once I get the hang of it, I'll gradually get it to my usual pace. After all, it's better to be safe than sorry.
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But it looks like someone who never actually drove before! How? How?
The driver was definitely a novice; I presume the dealership would have validated his license, not his skills.

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glad that this happened almost within the showroom premises and not on the street, where the driver could have ended killing someone
The showroom, I think, leads to the main Trichy - Dindigul National Highway. It would definitely have been curtains for someone, had the car not been stopped in its tracks at the showroom

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The exit path should have been made a little easier
Also shows how easily a car can get toppled. Lots of lessons.
True.

When I got my first car, the Padmini, I requested the textile magnet owner if his driver could drive me till a certain point, from where I took over. I had driven a few cars before that but needed to be sure of myself before setting off.

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this does not even have a TSI badge.

So for that puny MPI engine to acccelerate
Records show it was a 1.0 TSI Highline Plus

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As one can see the barricade setup has stood ground despite impact.
True - someone's life on the highway outside was saved. Hail Barricade !!!
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Old 18th June 2020, 11:10   #30854
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I dont know if this is comical or unfortunate.

Was it a manual? Looks like the clutch slipped and the car just jumped forward.

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I'm just wondering if the driver was a bit distracted right at the beginning that caused him to start the abnormal turn that clipped the other car and the reaction that caused the car to overcorrect and then accelerate and finally flip
He or she may have been distracted
- on the mobile
- putting on seatbelt (many people do this after the car is in motion)
- fiddling with the knobs or buttons on the AV unit of a new car
Etc.
Also quite likely the driver was not accustomed to the dynamics of this car and maybe even the pedal alignment (I found the pedals a little cramped on the polo)
Thankfully he never left the dealership
Would this be covered by insurance.
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