Tata Altroz driver loses control at 150 km/h and hits container truck: Lives to tell the tale [Video]

Car accidents are alarmingly common in India. Here’s an incident described by the driver of a Tata Altroz, where he recounts an accident that occurred at a speed of 150-160 km/h. Let’s delve into what transpired.

The driver and owner of the car took it upon himself to share the accident’s details. He even provided images of the incident, indicating that he remained conscious after the crash. According to his account, the Tata Altroz was traveling at a high speed of 150 – 160 km/h as he attempted to overtake other vehicles. Suddenly, he lost control of the car and collided with a container truck.

The owner explains that the impact was so forceful at such a high speed that he believed he might not survive. Yet, remarkably, he emerged from the crash without a scratch. The locals who had gathered around promptly came to his aid, assisting him out of the vehicle.

Tata Altroz driver loses control at 150 km/h and hits container truck: Lives to tell the tale [Video]

The driver further disclosed that he frequently engages in cruising at such high speeds. Although he might not have encountered an accident before, accidents of this nature only need to occur once.

Tata Altroz once was the safest car in India

Right after the launch of the Altroz, it secured Global NCAP’s prestigious five-star rating, achieving the highest score ever recorded by a car manufactured in India. However, the Mahindra XUV300 swiftly surpassed the Altroz to claim the title of India’s safest car, attaining even higher scores. While the Altroz still holds its five-star rating, it now ranks lower in the list of safest cars available in the market. Also, the Altroz was tested according to the older protocols, which have now been upgraded.

The tests were conducted at a speed of 64 km/h. In terms of adult safety, the Altroz achieved a score of 16.13 out of 17. In child safety, the car scored 29 out of 49. All models of the Tata Altroz come equipped with two airbags as standard. The report confirms that the Altroz’s bodyshell integrity remains stable.

According to the Global NCAP report, the Altroz provides excellent protection for the heads, necks, and knees of both the driver and co-driver, while the chest region receives satisfactory protection. A variety of tests were carried out, including frontal off-set crash and side-impact crash tests.

The Tata Altroz will come with standard features such as ABS, EBD, Corner Stability Control, front seatbelt reminders, a speed alert system, and ISOFIX anchorage points for child seats across all variants. As the first product built on the ALFA architecture, it has achieved a flawless five-star rating.

Shantonil Nag

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