Mahindra Scorpio-N has a massive fan following in the Indian market. The new SUV has been around since last year and it has already become a common sight on the roads. Here is an accident with a brand-new Mahindra Scorpio-N that caused a tractor to split into two.
The accident happened on a two-lane road in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh. According to the video, two passengers were travelling in the Mahindra Scorpio-N at night. They were maintaining a speed of around 80-90 km/h when a tractor approached head-on. Both the vehicles collided at a high-speed. According to the occupants of the Scorpio-N, the tractor did not have the headlamps switched on, which made it difficult to spot at night.
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The video footage of the aftermath shows the high-speed impact. They accident caused massive damages to the front-end of the Mahindra Scorpio-N and there are heavy damages all around. The airbags of the car also opened. On the other hand, the Mahindra Scorpio-N caused the tractor to split into two.
The passengers of the Scorpio-N did not sustain any major injuries while the tractor drivers were injured.
The Mahindra Scorpio-N achieved a score of 29.25 out of 34 for adult occupant protection and 28.94 out of 48 for child occupant protection. It also demonstrated strong performance in the side impact test conducted under the new protocol. According to Global N-CAP, the all-new Mahindra Scorpio-N has become the third SUV from Mahindra to achieve a five-star safety rating. The footwell and bodyshell of the Scorpio-N were found to be stable, with the footwell area capable of withstanding additional loadings.
Wrong side driving
Driving on the wrong side of the road may seem like a shortcut, but it can have severe consequences. It’s crucial to always stick to the correct lane, particularly on highways. If using the wrong lane cannot be avoided, it’s best to avoid the fast lane, which is often used for overtaking by other vehicles.
In many instances, highways and expressways are built without access roads for locals, forcing them to use the highway and take the wrong side to reach their destination and cut the distance.
In India, there is no concept of right-of-way, so it’s recommended to slow down when approaching a crossing to ensure road safety. When travelling on highways, it’s also advisable to reduce speed while passing through populated areas such as towns and villages. Despite designated pedestrian crossings, many people choose to cross the highway randomly to save time, and there is a high risk of encountering stray animals and cattle in such areas.
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