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Drunk driver collides head-on with a truck

Car travelling at high-speed hits an oncoming truck in the opposite lane.

Cyberabad Police has released a video that shows a car entering a corner at high speed and failing to stay in its lane. The car overshoots the corner and hits a truck coming from the opposite side at a very high speed.

Drinking and driving can be extremely dangerous and we have enough evidence of the same. A drunk driver was caught on CCTV as he rammed into a truck coming from the opposite lane. Here is what happened.

The video posted by Cyberabad Traffic Police shows the Gandimaisamma Dundigal area in Telangana. The CCTV installed to check the traffic movement captured a horrific accident between a car and a truck.
The footage shows a two-lane road without any physical road divider. In the video, a hatchback travelling at a high speed enters the video from the left-hand side. However, the driver of the car could not keep the vehicle in his lane. The car failed to slow down causing a head-on collision with a truck coming from the opposite side.
We do not know the status of the occupants of the car but looks like a serious accident.

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Why did it fail to turn?

Momentum and centrifugal force are the reason. As the hatchback entered the turn at a high speed, the moment kept it moving on a straight line. This is why the driver could not keep the vehicle in his lane.
The driver of the vehicle was reportedly drunk. Possibly that is the reason that the driver did not slow down the vehicle well in time before the turn.

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Public roads are not racing tracks. One should always be very careful while driving on public roads and be aware of the other vehicles around you.
Most motorists are not aware of the traffic rules and road signs in India. Many motorists even try to overtake other vehicles by entering the opposite lane even when there are two solid lines that indicate that lane change is not allowed. Not only four-wheelers but even motorcycle riders can face a similar situation.
India sees a high number of accidents every year. According to the official data, about eight thousand people are killed in road accidents every year, which is about 13% of the total road accident fatality in the world.

Shantonil Nag
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