Hyundai Verna crushed between 2 trucks: Passengers escape through sunroof [Video]

With the high number of road accidents that happened in India every single day, we seldom come across incidents in which passengers survive. But here is an incident involving the Hyundai Verna. Both the passengers travelling in the car came out safely without any injuries.

The accident happened in West Bengal when the car was travelling on a highway at a high speed. According to the information, the Hyundai Verna was crushed by two trucks. The Verna was overtaking another truck from the left hand side. After overtaking, it found that another truck was parked on the shoulder of the road. The Verna could not complete the overtake and the driver of the truck could not spot the car.

The Hyundai Verna got stuck between the two trucks and was crushed completely. The pictures of the car show the mangled remains of the vehicle. However, two passengers travelling in the car were safe and came out of the car. The vehicle was crushed badly and that’s why the doors were not working. The passengers came out of the sunroof.

Even after getting crushed in between two heavy vehicles, the Hyundai Verna’s structures did not give up and held decently to save the passengers.

Safe overtaking on highways

Hyundai Verna crushed between 2 trucks: Passengers escape through sunroof [Video]

Overtaking slow-moving vehicles is generally prohibited on many highways to ensure the safety of all motorists. Obtaining a commercial license for heavy vehicles in India is particularly challenging due to the need for experience and specialized skills. However, it is important to note that truck drivers are not always to blame in most situations.

Truck and bus drivers face limited visibility from their seats, making it difficult for them to see vehicles directly in front, beside, or behind them. Driving heavy vehicles requires specific expertise, which this particular truck driver seemed to lack.

As a general guideline, it is recommended to overtake vehicles from the right side and avoid entering their blind spots. Trucks, in particular, have significant blind spot areas, with the left side offering even more limited visibility for drivers. On Indian roads, where vehicles have right-hand drive, visibility is typically better on the right side compared to the left. Overtaking from the right side on highways is preferable since there is no turning lane where a vehicle could suddenly change direction. Additionally, drivers tend to be more attentive to their right side due to the right-hand drive setup.

Therefore, it is always advisable to overtake from the right side. When overtaking larger vehicles like buses and trucks, it is crucial to execute the maneuver swiftly and signal your intentions using headlights and the horn. These basic road courtesies help prevent potential risks. Furthermore, maintaining attentiveness while driving is of utmost importance.

Shantonil Nag

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