The number of reported accidents from various parts of the country has been increasing. There are multiple reasons for this, and reckless driving is one of them. Numerous incidents have occurred where individuals lost control of their vehicles and collided with other vehicles or objects, resulting in fatalities in many cases. However, there have also been instances where occupants miraculously escaped from accidents. A video from Odisha showcases one such incident, where the occupants of a Mahindra Scorpio N survived despite the car’s roof being torn open after a high-speed crash.
The video was uploaded by Prateek Singh on his YouTube channel and shared by one of his subscribers. Recently, there have been several accident videos involving Mahindra Scorpio N. The Mahindra Scorpio has received a 5-star rating from Global NCAP, but it seems that some people are using this as an excuse for reckless driving. According to the video, the accident occurred in the Kendujhar district of Odisha. The vlogger mentioned that the car had two occupants who were traveling on the highway. The exact cause of the accident is still unknown, although an email from the subscriber states that the car was traveling at a high triple-digit speed.
The car was being driven at a high speed on the highway. It is unclear whether the driver swerved to avoid an obstacle or simply lost control on a curve. The Mahindra Scorpio N is a ladder-on-frame SUV, tall with a high center of gravity. This means that the SUV is not designed to handle high-speed turns, especially at triple-digit speeds. In this case, it seems likely that this is what happened.
After the driver lost control of the vehicle, it veered off the road and crashed into several trees lining the roadside. It appears that the SUV’s roof made contact with one of the trees, resulting in it being completely torn apart. All the pillars of the SUV were damaged, and the front end of the Scorpio N sustained severe damage. The dashboard of the SUV was also affected. The video does not provide specific details about the injured occupants.
From the video, it is evident that the SUV is extensively damaged, and it remains uncertain whether it can be repaired. The impact caused the SUV’s structure to collapse. The video shows the damaged SUV being transported to a service station using a tow truck. A few months ago, another Mahindra Scorpio N collided with a tractor on a two-lane road in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, resulting in the tractor being split in half. To prevent such situations, it is always recommended to drive within safe limits and maintain the recommended speed, especially when on a highway. By driving rashly on public roads and highways, the car driver not only put his life but also the lives of other road users at risk. We feel the occupants were lucky enough to have escaped the accident with injuries only.