High-speed accidents often turn fatal in India. However, with the rise in the number of safer vehicles on the roads, the results are quite unexpected. A new-generation Tata Safari hit a Volkswagen Polo at high speed from the rear. All the passengers in both vehicles are safe. here is what happened.
The incident is narrated by sinharishi on T-BHP who is the owner of the Volkswagen Polo. He says that they started the journey from near Ajmer in the early morning towards Mumbai. At about 5:15 AM, the Polo overtook a Tata Safari that was cruising at around 80 km/h.
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After a few minutes, the same Tata Tata Safari hit the Volkswagen Polo from behind at a high speed. According to the owner of the Polo, they slowed down in advance to tackle a series of speed breakers. Since they know the roads very well after frequenting on the stretch every now and then.
The high-speed impact caused the Volkswagen Polo to spin 360 degrees twice and it came to rest facing the traffic. According to the post, the Safari hit the Polo at its cruising speed, which was around 80 km/h. The driver of the Tata Safari says that he did not spot the Polo well in time and did try to avoid hitting the car but failed. That’s why probably, the fender of the Safari had hit the Polo in the rear three-quarter side.
All passengers safe
After the accident, the owner of the Polo drove it and parked it on the side of the road. While the rear tyre was jam due to the impact, the vehicle was working fine otherwise. The driver of the Polo and his father came out of the car without any problem from the front doors. However, the mother was sitting in the rear and the door got jammed.
They had to remove the luggage kept on the rear seats so that the mother can come out. On the Safari, seven people were travelling. There were two gentlemen, two ladies and three children. The post says that both the front airbags of the Safari worked and ensured that that passenger do not get injuries. A lady sitting in the Safari did get injured as she got her shoulder fractured.
However, no one else got any major injuries in this high-speed accident. The post says that the impact between the vehicles was so high that Polo was pushed for almost 30 feet from the original position.
Polo is a four-star rated car
While the Volkswagen Polo is a four-star rated car in the crash test by Global NCAP, the Safari and the Harrier are yet to be tested. However, such accidents do prove the strong build of the vehicle and how it can save the occupants. Tata currently has six safest cars in the list of top eight in India. We are sure whenever they test the Harrier and the Safari, the SUVs will score high.
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