Mahindra XUV300 became the safest car in the Indian market when it came out. The sub-4m SUV remains one of the safest cars on sale in the Indian market and this accident from Odisha bolsters the claim.
The accident reported by Prateek Singh shows a disintegrated Mahindra XUV300. The owner of the car, who was also driving the vehicle lived to tell the tale of how it happened. The incident happened in Odisha when the owner was driving it at around 80-90 km/h.
While cruising on the road, the owner suddenly saw a herd of cattle in the middle of the road. To avoid hitting the cattle, the owner took a sharp turn at high speed causing the XUV300 to flip. The vehicle got out of control and rolled multiple times on the slope. The owner says that the vehicle rolled for about 30 feet.
Only the owner of the car was present during the accident. He came out of the vehicle safely and only received a few minor injuries. The pictures of the XUV300, however, look quite scary. The impact has caused multiple items of the vehicle to fall all around. Even the battery and the radiator fan are separated from the vehicle.
However, the pictures indicate that the structure of the Mahindra XUV300 remains strong as ever. The pillars are intact and the airbags worked perfectly to save the driver from any kind of injuries. We can see that both front airbags of the XUV300 are open.
XUV300 became the safest car
The Mahindra XUV300 received the 5-star Global NCAP rating for adult occupant safety earlier this year. The car also received a 4-star safety rating for child occupant protection. Both the adult safety and child safety score are higher than any other car in the Indian market, which is why the XUV300 received the award. The car was also further tested by G-NCAP for the electronic stability control (ESC) and pedestrian protection requirement.
Stray cattle are a major problem
The stray animals are quite unpredictable on the roads and can go in any direction. Stray cattle are a major problem on many highways in India and there’s nothing much that has been done to remove them from the roads. Earlier, officials in Uttar Pradesh had put high reflective tapes on the horns of the stray cattle to make them more visible at night. However, no step has been taken to remove these hazards from the road as of now. As per the report, no injuries have been reported in the accident and everyone is safe.
It is always safe to drive defensively on the Indian roads and be assured of the road ahead before overtaking. One should always be sure and know about the road ahead when overtaking. Many recorded incidents in the past have shown that blindly overtaking can cause massive accidents, especially on Indian roads that are very unpredictable.