Accidents are not uncommon on Indian roads. There are numerous accidents that take place every single day but only a few come out to appreciate the build quality of their cars. While we have seen many Tata owners thanking the build quality of their vehicles after accidents, here is a Skoda Kodiaq owner, who shares his own accident experience with the car.
The video is by Prateek Singh and it shows multiple pictures of the Skoda Kodiaq in the gorge. According to the information on the video, two people were travelling in the car at the time of the accident. The owner was driving and his wife was in the co-driver seat.
The incident looks like it happened in the ghat sections. According to the video, the owner of the car was trying to overtake a bus. However, during the overtaking, he lost control of the steering wheel. This caused the Kodiaq to slide off the tarmac with multiple rollovers. In the end, it fell around 30 feet upside down in a waterbody.
Both the passengers travelling in the vehicle came out with minor injuries and both are safe. The pictures sent by the owner show the Kodiaq lying upside down in the water. While it does not show the damages, we can clearly see that the integrity of the car is not lost. The A-Pillar is still holding strong and the roof did not collapse.
The Skoda Kodiaq is also equipped with a long list of safety features. It also gets as many as 9 airbags.
Overtaking on mountain sections
While overtaking, one should always check the way ahead and overtake only if it is clear and there is enough space. It is always a good idea to wait for the clear road ahead rather than blindly following a vehicle on the road.
Also, since it is quite difficult to get the right of way from the slow-moving heavy vehicles, overtaking from the left is something everyone does nowadays. However, whenever possible, always try to overtake from the right-hand side of a vehicle because that’s the safest thing to do.
One should be extremely careful while overtaking in the mountains. Most people try to overtake on the blind corners which can lead to head-on collisions with vehicles coming from the opposite direction.
Modern vehicles with ESP can save a vehicle from such situations. ESP automatically applies the brakes on independent wheels to ensure that the car does not go out of control. However, most of the vehicles plying on the Indian roads do not have this crucial safety feature.