Monthly Archive: April 2017

Kumar: No strike allowed

TRANSPORT Minister Parveen Kumar has warned sugarcane lorry operators against taking strike action because any such move would be in breach of a memorandum of understanding signed in Lautoka on Friday.
Speaking at a press conference after the MOU signi…

Three injured as Scorpio rams into truck

The accident caused substantial damages to the two vehicles.

Mumbai: Three persons sustained serious injuries when a speeding Scorpio SUV, which was being driven in the wrong lane by its driver, rammed head-on into a truck near Nanamal Mehta Flyover early on Sunday.

The Scorpio’s driver, trader Parag Shirke (31) and 10 of his friends, all residents of Bhandup, were on way to Marine Drive seafront to celebrate the birthday of one the occupants when the incident occurred.

The police, which found sealed bottles of alcohol in the Scorpio, has sent Shirke’s blood for analysis to verify if he was driving in an inebriated state.   

The accident caused substantial damages to the two vehicles. The truck’s driver Mujnik Khan (25), who was on his way from Dongri to Thane for an assignment, suffered a fracture in one of his legs.

Shirke suffered a fracture in one of his hands while his friend Ashish Sawant (32) sustained head injuries. Khan, Shirke and Sawant are being treated in the civic-run Sion Hospital.

The police has booked Shirke under sections pertaining to rash driving. A senior official said the injured were immediately rushed to Sion Hospital after the accident.

According to a senior police officer of Matunga police station, the Scorpio collided with the truck while it was being driven on a wrong side. The Scorpio was occupied by its driver Shirke, Sawant, Ajay Jadhav (26), Ketan Rasam (23), Vijay Jadhav (29), Prathamesh Kadam (23), Ritik Kamlekar (17), Mangesh Sawant (37), Siddhesh Kadam (21), Megan Parep (25) and Harshat Jadhav (26). When Shirke saw the truck approaching them, instead of slowing down the vehicle, he allegedly sped up the car and collided with the truck, sources said.

N. Ambika, deputy commissioner of police, zone 4, said, “An offence is registered against the car driver and he has been booked for rash driving and relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act. The blood samples have been sent for analysis and we are awaiting the results to probe the case with the alcohol angle”.

Truck which killed six people in the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy is hidden in a secret storage unit out of respect for …


Council chiefs have stashed away the wrecked vehicle while they decide what to do with it following the 2014 carnage

THE bin lorry which killed six people in a runaway truck horror is hidden in a secret storage unit, we can reveal.

Glasgow council chiefs have stashed away the wrecked vehicle while they decide what to do with it.

Runaway truck after it ended its trail of destruction

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Runaway truck after it ended its trail of destruction

Sources revealed they hope to buy the leased 26-ton truck outright and scrap it out of respect for victims’ families[1].

An insider said: “The lorry is suitable for repair. But the council think it shouldn’t go back on the road as it would be insensitive and disrespectful.

“It is considering buying the vehicle outright and scrapping it.”

Driver Harry Clarke blacked out at the wheel of the truck before it mowed down shoppers and hit a hotel in Glasgow in December 2014.

Driver Harry Clarke blacked out at the wheel of bin lorry

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Driver Harry Clarke blacked out at the wheel of bin lorry

Erin McQuade, 18, her grandparents Jack, 68, and Lorraine Sweeney, 69, all from Dumbarton, died in the crash along with Stephenie Tait, 29, and Jacqueline Morton, 51, both from Glasgow, and Gillian Ewing, 52, of Edinburgh.

Clarke, 58, was not prosecuted[2].

But a fatal accident probe heard he lied to bosses about his history of blackouts.

The six tragic victims of the bin lorry crash

The six tragic victims of the bin lorry crash

A council spokesman said: “We feel it is inappropriate to put the lorry back on the road.”


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Driver, passenger hurt when big rig slams into apartment

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a truck driver and his female passenger were seriously injured when a big rig veered off a road and slammed into an apartment complex in Southern California.

Residents say it sounded like an earthquake when the tractor-trailer crashed into the building around 6 a.m. Sunday in suburban Fullerton.

Police Sgt. Jon Radus says three residents — a couple and their 2-year-old daughter — were hospitalized with minor injuries as a precaution. Five apartment units were evacuated.

The Orange County Register says ([1]) the 44-year-old driver and his 42-year-old passenger were hospitalized with serious injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.


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Trinamool Congress MP’s car rammed by truck, escapes unhurt

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:May 1, 2017 12:40 am[1]

west bengal `News, TMC, Trinamool Congress, Car Accident, Truck Accident, Accident of Politician, indian express news, india news, elections, india The Trinamool Congress has lodged a complaint against the truck driver.

Trinamool Congress Member of Parliament Dibyendu Adhikari escaped unhurt after a truck rammed his car from the rear late Saturday night in East Midnapore district. The incident took place at around 10.30 pm on a state highway.

The Trinamool Congress leader from Tamluk was on his way to Kanthi at the time. “It was a close shave. The driver of the truck lost control of the vehicle and first rammed the pilot car.”

“Then it hit the car I was travelling in. Due to the alertness of my driver, the disaster was averted,” Adhikari told The Indian Express. The Trinamool Congress later lodged a complaint against the truck driver, who was later arrested. Sources in the police department said that the truck driver had been drunk at the time of the incident.

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Three killed in accident as lorry rams car


April 30, 2017 23:57 IST


April 29, 2017 23:58 IST

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Three persons were killed on the spot when a speeding lorry rammed a car on Warangal – Khammam Highway near Dubba tanda village in Thorrur during the wee hours of Saturday. Police said the lorry driver, Pesaramilly Peddaswami from Ragavapuram of Nandigam mandal in Krishna district, is absconding. The deceased were identified as Cherukumalli Mallikarjuna Rao (55), a resident of Chinna Munigala of Konijerla mandal in Khammam dist., Gadipudi Krishanaiah (48), a Singareni employee at Bhupalapally, and car driver Md. Anwar Pasha (45). All the three were returning to Bhupalapally after attending a marriage in Khammam when the lorry proceeding towards Khammam rammed them.

Watch: White van goes to WAR with lorry driver in road rage incident …

This is the shocking moment a white van man decides to go to war with a lorry on the M5.

The incident was caught on a dashcam as the sprinter tries to join the motorway.

The truck doesn’t move out when the van reaches the end of the slip road after failing to get up enough speed.

Then the driver decides to take revenge – accelerating and then getting in front of the lorry – watch the video above to see the appallingly dangerous driving.

The footage was posted on the Facebook page of HGV Dashcam Footage[1] – to watch more click here.

Some viewers were outraged: Nigel Lynch said: “Another driver that ponces about coming down the slip road and don’t bother looking until the last second and expects his path to be clear.”

Jamie Gerard added: “For some reason, many people believe they have right of way when joining the motorway, so it’s OK to join at 45 mph.

“Possibly the same people who don’t understand that when rejoining from the hard shoulder, you should, when it’s clear to do so, get up to the speed of the prevailing traffic, before moving onto the main carriageway.”

Richard Standish: “Perhaps if nobby white van man had sped up to merge in front of the HGV, all this would be avoided..?

“See it all the time, idiots who don’t know how to merge… I’m sat there in the truck thinking “go faster, go faster”, but they don’t, they putter along to the end of the slip road then jam on the brakes when they run out of room.. and all of a sudden it’s the vehicle on the highway’s fault for their own incompetence.”

Jonny Mercer said: “Typical van driver, of the van driver had joined the carriage way at a respectable speed he would have easily had enough to time to join before the lorry got there. No one should be joining a motorway at 45 mph.”

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But not everyone was on the side of the HGV. Johnny Morgan said: “Lorry drivers do this all the time.. they don’t think that they also need to adjust their speed or position to allow joining traffic and that others should pretty much stop on the slip road or head for the hard shoulder just so they don’t lose momentum..”


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