How To React Immediately After Involving in Accident?


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Yesterday night aroud 8:30 pm I was going for dinner with my family ( my wife 4 year old son and a year old daughter ) in my Zen.
I was driving the car my son was sitting besides me and my wife with daughter on the back seat while climbing
a narrow bridge near St Miras College, Koregaon Park a high speeded two wheeler banged on the right side mirror which resulted in
a huge noise and broke the glass, the impact preety high as the speed of the bike was 60+. Since it was narrow bridge I was not able
to stop and thought I take a U turn and go back at the accident spot check the biker and my car damage as well. While I was moving ahead
a bike with 2 riders came from the left side and started kicking my vehicle from the left side the fisrt kicked the side glass. Luckily
it didnt broke or my son would had got injured. Second Kick broke my side glass till this time we all were in terror and I tried to speed and a third kick
caused a dent on my side door. This time I lost my patience and decided now it my turn once the bridge was finished I took my vehicle to complete left
resulting the bikers to slow down and Immediately stopped at a signal which was 100 Metres ahead, All of us got of the vehicle and went to on duty traffic constable on that signal, narrated the incident and showed them the bikers in no time he started his bike and asked me to accompany him. As soon as
he they saw us chasing the over speeded and escaped. All us were in deep shock and wondered what has happened to people around us.

Car Damage :

Both the mirrors damaged replaced them today cost 1500 + 300 = 1800
2 Dents on the left side door need to check the cost of the repair.

Conclusion :

Finally I thank god that none of my family members were hurt and the bike which hitted me. The shock of this impact on my 4 year old son was bad and he was really
afraid.

I really thank the traffic cop for his rapid action and informing the incident to the control room immediately unfortunately I was not able to take the number of the bike so really cannot take a legal action again them.
 
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Yesterday night aroud 8:30 pm I was going for dinner with my family ( my wife 4 year old son and a year old daughter ) in my Zen.
I was driving the car my son was sitting besides me and my wife with daughter on the back seat while climbing
a narrow bridge near St Miras College, Koregaon Park a high speeded two wheeler banged on the right side mirror which resulted in
a huge noise and broke the glass, the impact preety high as the speed of the bike was 60+. Since it was narrow bridge I was not able
to stop and thought I take a U turn and go back at the accident spot check the biker and my car damage as well. While I was moving ahead
a bike with 2 riders came from the left side and started kicking my vehicle from the left side the fisrt kicked the side glass. Luckily
it didnt broke or my son would had got injured. Second Kick broke my side glass till this time we all were in terror and I tried to speed and a third kick
caused a dent on my side door. This time I lost my patience and decided now it my turn once the bridge was finished I took my vehicle to complete left
resulting the bikers to slow down and Immediately stopped at a signal which was 100 Metres ahead, All of us got of the vehicle and went to on duty traffic constable on that signal, narrated the incident and showed them the bikers in no time he started his bike and asked me to accompany him. As soon as
he they saw us chasing the over speeded and escaped. All us were in deep shock and wondered what has happened to people around us.

Car Damage :

Both the mirrors damaged replaced them today cost 1500 + 300 = 1800
2 Dents on the left side door need to check the cost of the repair.

Conclusion :

Finally I thank god that none of my family members were hurt and the bike which hitted me. The shock of this impact on my 4 year old son was bad and he was really
afraid.

I really thank the traffic cop for his rapid action and informing the incident to the control room immediately unfortunately I was not able to take the number of the bike so really cannot take a legal action again them.
Well done, but I think you made a mistake stopping especially with wife and 2 small kids. I know how painful it is to get car damaged, but family comes first. If you were with friends then you could have chased them and taught them a lesson.
 
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Well done, but I think you made a mistake stopping especially with wife and 2 small kids. I know how painful it is to get car damaged, but family comes first. If you were with friends then you could have chased them and taught them a lesson.
I know stopping is a mistake but I stopped at a traffic signal with cops around and some other cars and bikes as its a very busy signal but really I am wondering how irresponsible have today drivers became the traffic sense is really losing now a day.
 
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Yesterday night aroud 8:30 pm I was going for dinner with my family .....
Thank god everyone is safe. Thats an horryfying incident. Don't know where our society is headed to. People are so impatient on road.I wish they were cought and treated by the police.

You did the right thing by not stopping on the narrow bridge,however I must suggest that we stop for a while and take picture of the offending vehicle and incident as a proof.

Hope the Kids recover from this shock soon.
 
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Thank god everyone is safe. Thats an horryfying incident. Don't know where our society is headed to. People are so impatient on road.I wish they were cought and treated by the police.

You did the right thing by not stopping on the narrow bridge,however I must suggest that we stop for a while and take picture of the offending vehicle and incident as a proof.

Hope the Kids recover from this shock soon.
Thanks Parth, Manish, John Everything was so sudden that my I was not able to take the number also , all of us were so terrified that even my year old daughter started crying when she heard the noise of the bang. Pune was never so unsafe before ( me staying in this city for last 16 years ) really don't know what has happened to today's youth every one should have aggression but at-least should not be used in-front of Ladies and Kids.
 
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Yesterday night aroud 8:30 pm I was going for dinner with my family ( my wife 4 year old son and a year old daughter ) in my Zen.
That's horrifying buddy,so sad.In such scenarios we tend to get hyper and loose our cool,brain doesn't think much thats the issue.
May be you have noted down is Reg no,so that later these holigans would be punished hard.

But thank god you and your family is safe.
 
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Night time, with family, and a bike hits you at high speed, another pounding on glass. Keeping humanity aside, this is a recipe of something more wrong about to happen. Has the constable not standing there, or he was not prompt, the bikers could have been a bigger havoc. If I would have been in that place, I would have sped off.

I have seen many cases where goons deliberately hit your car, ask you to stop, mug you, or overpower you to pay damages. And all this because they want to have a booze party in night. Be safe, and dont trust fast bikes being driven by boys.
 
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Yesterday night aroud 8:30 pm I was going for dinner with my family ( my wife 4 year old son and a year old daughter ) in my Zen.
I was driving the car my son was sitting besides me and my wife with daughter on the back seat while climbing
a narrow bridge near St Miras College, Koregaon Park a high speeded two wheeler banged on the right side mirror which resulted in
a huge noise and broke the glass, the impact preety high as the speed of the bike was 60+. Since it was narrow bridge I was not able
to stop and thought I take a U turn and go back at the accident spot check the biker and my car damage as well. While I was moving ahead
a bike with 2 riders came from the left side and started kicking my vehicle from the left side the fisrt kicked the side glass. Luckily
it didnt broke or my son would had got injured. Second Kick broke my side glass till this time we all were in terror and I tried to speed and a third kick
caused a dent on my side door. This time I lost my patience and decided now it my turn once the bridge was finished I took my vehicle to complete left
resulting the bikers to slow down and Immediately stopped at a signal which was 100 Metres ahead, All of us got of the vehicle and went to on duty traffic constable on that signal, narrated the incident and showed them the bikers in no time he started his bike and asked me to accompany him. As soon as
he they saw us chasing the over speeded and escaped. All us were in deep shock and wondered what has happened to people around us.

Car Damage :

Both the mirrors damaged replaced them today cost 1500 + 300 = 1800
2 Dents on the left side door need to check the cost of the repair.

Conclusion :

Finally I thank god that none of my family members were hurt and the bike which hitted me. The shock of this impact on my 4 year old son was bad and he was really
afraid.

I really thank the traffic cop for his rapid action and informing the incident to the control room immediately unfortunately I was not able to take the number of the bike so really cannot take a legal action again them.
Very sorry to hear about the incident, good that all of you are safe. Such things do happen very rarely, but we should make up our mind to react quickly. All you could have done is, ask your wife to take the pictures of the bike with the regn. number using the mobile phone. And those pictures will do everything, to trace and nab the culprits and bring them to the law. Any way sometimes when we are panic the mind won't work properly at the right time. And these are experience from which we learn lessons, and in future if any thing happens like this we will be in a better position to react and face the situation. The most important thing in such situation is NEVER GET PANIC AND BE BOLD TO FACE THE SITUATION.

Sorry to know that you had to replace the ORVM. And what is the extent of damage to the doors?
 
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This is how our society works.Those moron ,low lifer takes these accidents as opportunity.
May god give them a lesson.
I think you did good thing by not stopping at accident place rather at the place where police and people are around.Happy that nobody is hurt.
 
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Thanks Amit, Icecool, patkar and Ram Sir for all your guidelines and suggestions, to be very honest I was really afraid and both of us me and my wife got panic but yes after all the suggestions now I know how to react in these situations and tackle them.

Ram Sir there is two dents on the front door and the right panel and two big scratches due to the foot rest scrubing the doors approx cost repairing

Dent Removal : Rs 300
Touch Up for Scratches : Rs 500

Will do it this weekend Thanks every one once again
 
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Thanks Amit, Icecool, patkar and Ram Sir for all your guidelines and suggestions, to be very honest I was really afraid and both of us me and my wife got panic but yes after all the suggestions now I know how to react in these situations and tackle them.

Ram Sir there is two dents on the front door and the right panel and two big scratches due to the foot rest scrubing the doors approx cost repairing

Dent Removal : Rs 300
Touch Up for Scratches : Rs 500

Will do it this weekend Thanks every one once again
Since its a minor damage you can do it without any insurance claim and can be done in a day too. Hope such things won't happen again, but still be more bold to handle the situation in case if anything happens, at least take the photograph of the offender and the vehicle.
 
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Here's the unfortunate incident that happened to me recently-
Me and my father were going to give our honda city for servicing.I was driving the city my father was following me in the other car.
Now I am standing still on a traffic signal.Suddenly an ambassador bangs my car from behind damaging its bumper completely.I got out so did my father who was just behind the ambassador.The ambassador was trapped between our cars so couldnt run.

The ambassador was a government car belonging to the ADM . The driver was driving and the ADM's son was sitting along.
I was calm and clearly asked the driver to follow me to the service centre and pay the money for repairs as it was clearly his fault.The driver was not willing to pay saying that he was a poor man.The ADM's son was saying to register an FIR at the nearest police station and then there will be a complete process.

We knew that since it was ADM's car registering an FIR would be of no use and will only increase our hassless.After arguing for 15 minutes and taking the ADM's no. as well as the driver's no. we let the car go.

I talked to the ADM personally who again asked me to register an FIR and we will get the money.I also talked to my friend whose father is a cabinet minister ( hence above all in indian hierarchy ), his PA also asked me to register an FIR.

My father on the other hand asked me not to file an FIR as the police is controlled by these ppl and he was sure we wouldnt get any reimbursement.Instead we will take up more hassles upon us like court visits.So no Fir was lodged.

The HASS asked us 12k to repair the damage.I got it done from a neighborhood garage and spent around 4k for the same.


Some more things I would like to add
1 Since it was a traffic signal police was there and did nothing except saying to park our cars on roadside
2 The ADM's son became arrogant in the middle.I was his age and remained calm as I was expecting this but my father lost his temper on this.I had to calm him down.On mentioning my friend's father's name who is a well known politician he started talking
normally.

I remained calm throughout as my only purpose was to get my car repaired and whatever be the cost be borne by them.I was not interested in any ego clashes.Sadly i couldnt even get this done even after ruining my entire day and making numerous phone calls.

These type of things will keep on happening on our roads.And I want you people to guide me on what I should have done.I will keep your suggestions in mind the next time.
 
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its perfectly ok to lodge FIR buddy so to claim insurance, no one is going to abuse you. MIght be government Dept can reimburse you is you applied with FIR copy to ADM office.

What i know is if government dept car get any damaged bt driver's fault then some % is being charged from his salary for repairs too.
 
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It feels nice to reboot an old thread. i met with an accident on the evening of Tuesday, the 18th June 2019. Posting the events, reactions, talks, bleh bleh bleh so that my experience might help other members react calmly in the event of accidents.

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That day i started an hour late from my Office. Had to take a right turn to join the main road. On the (sort of 4-lane) Main Road, I kept close to the “Double Yellow Lines” in the middle and went past few Cars and 2W. Hardly 100m after joining the Main Road, i felt a “tiny jolt” as if someone touched my Car; there was NOT even a sound. My left Mirror showed a Biker on the Road. I pulled my Verna to the Left and parked it; time was around 5:15 pm.

Jogged back to the spot to see a Bike & its rider were down and a School Girl saying a White Car hit him. Introduced myself as the “White Car guy” and attended to the Bike Rider. Though the Biker was injured, the pillion rider seemed to be in a better shape (just two scratches in his right palm). Normally in accidents involving Bikes, the Pillion Rider gets injured while the Rider escapes with minimum injuries. Here it was the opposite. Correct me, if i am wrong.

Biker was under shock and couldn’t stand-up. He was bleeding from scratches on his forehead, shoulder & right arm. His Shirt was torn at few places. We moved the Biker to the pavement. The Biker was still in Pain but could walk. Situation did not permit me to inspect my Car (parked 30-40 feet away), but I was sure my Car was involved in some way. So, I decided to take the Biker to the nearest Hospital in my Car. The Biker & Pillion rider suggested a particular Hospital (known for costly treatment), but I decided to go to a nearby known Hospital. Pillion rider followed us in the Bike.

At Hospital, told Drs what happened and asked them to treat the injured. IMPORTANT: The Drs told me of TWO Options: (A) Just First Aid and immediate discharge OR (B) First Aid with a “Medico Legal Case (MLC) Report” to Police. Option-B will help me with “Insurance Claim for the Injured” if relevant; it will also shield me in FUTURE, if the Family of the Biker decides to go to Police at a later date, due to whatever reasons. I opted for Option-B and the treatment started. By this time a Colleague joined me and he was also in favor of Option-B. BTW, Biker was known to my Colleague. THIS helped keep so many things under check.

We spotted some 8-9 youngsters talking to the Pillion rider; Biker is a Supervisor working at a Construction Site and these youngsters were his colleagues and acquaintances. They went to see my Car, came back and huddled. Few of them approached and asked me to go for Option-A and settle by paying money. I refused to pay, as the accident was NOT my fault. Luckily there were NO further discussions on THAT.

Meantime Dr called me and said she suspected fracture and recommended X-Ray. With MLC related Papers, Hospital’s Ambulance Driver went to nearest Police Stn and we went to X-Ray Center. Yes, there was a fracture in Biker’s “Collar Bone”. As we were on our way to Ortho Specialist, I got a call from Police Stn; Briefed them about developments and proceeded to consult Ortho Specialist. Ortho Specialist confirmed the fracture, said it was common [roll], took care of it & gave medicines. As per Dr, it would take a month for the Biker to get back to normalcy.

Then we ALL went to Police Stn. I let the Biker talk there; I corrected Biker’s statement by saying that my “Car did NOT hit Bike”. Biker too confirmed this. The Sub Inspecter asked if I would take care of Bikers medical expenses; I told them I was ready for some medical expenses but NOT for inflated amount (as it was NOT my fault). This was OK for the Biker and Cops wrote a report, got Biker’s Thumb impression and Signature. I took a Copy of that Police Report. As for as Police was concerned, ‘the matter was closed’.

As Biker’s home was within 5 km, I and my colleague dropped him at his home, had tea and left. By this time, biker was able to walk, talk, sit, drink tea etc. No unnecessary scenes created at his home, as no one said anything to me. Could be the pillion rider having told them over phone earlier.

My Colleague’s presence that day was very soothing to me. By the time I reached home, it was close to 9:15pm… The events took my time from 5:15 pm to 9:15 pm

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WHAT CAUSED THE ACCIDENT : My speed was about 50 kph and his speed was about 40 kph. Of late I rarely use Horn; if Biker was talking to the pillion rider, he wouldn’t have realised my Car was overtaking him. There is a chance he started drifting to right, which I failed to notice. As 70% of my Car went past him, the Biker did something which made Bike’s Handlebar touch my Verna. That touch was enough for him to loose Balance; he could have applied BOTH brakes abruptly in panic and would have been thrown forward. He would have landed chest first on the flat tar Road for Collar bone to crack. These are all purely my guess work. I forgot… I did NOT see any helmets at the accident site. Gods were definitely with me.

Damage to Car : There were NO dents and NO scratches on left side doors... NOTHING was broken in the Car. Neither Bike tyre nor leg guard nor any other metal part came in contact with my Verna. But, near the left side brake light and on it, I spotted something the next day. My guess is the rubber cover on the Bike’s handlebar left these marks. See the Pics below:

Front Door below:
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Rear Door below:
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Mark near Tail-light; View-1 below :
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Mark ear Tail-light; View-2 below :
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Mark near Tail-light; View-3 below :
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Mark near Tail-light; View-4 below :
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Discussions at Accident Site : Like me, biker also didn’t know HOW the accident happened. The Pillion rider remembered seeing my Car going ahead and then both of them fell down. Luckily no one accused me of speeeeeding, as traffic was slow on that stretch. Someone asked me to call an Ambulance... I looked at him like, “Come on, in the Era of ‘unlimited outgoing calls for Rs 100/-, YOU wouldn’t make call but would give free advices !!!”… Basically I spoke only to the Biker and Pillion rider and ignored everyone else.

Discussions at Hospital : Drs were very frank and considerate. They egged me to go the Option-B way. I spoke minimal to the biker and avoided speaking to his colleagues. When few of them asked me to pay as per Option-A, I lost my cool. I said, “Why should I PAY ? It is NOT my fault that this accident happened. If Biker lost his balance and fell down, he has to own up. Car is insured and let it go thro’ Police and Insurance. If RTO & Insurance finds that it is not my mistake, I don’t need to spend money and I won’t have any guilty conscience. First show me his DL, RC Book, Insurance & Pollution Certificate. Where are the Helmets ?”. They went back to their huddle.


REASON FOR OPTION-2 : In case the injured suffers some complications at a later time, it is natural for his family to relate THIS Accident to THAT ailment. They might go to Police (even if I give compensation money NOW) and it would be unnecessary trouble for me THEN. It is better to complete the Police Enquiry then and there.

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Expenses to me : I paid Rs 500 for X-Ray and Rs 1,100 for Drs on 18th; a total of Rs 1,600/-. Biker’s next visit to Ortho Specialist was on Saturday; he was supposed to call me on Friday (21st) but didn’t; I called him thro my Colleague but no one contacted me back. Tomorrow is his next visit to Ortho Dr, so today called the Biker. He said he was OK and on his way to Ortho Specialist’s Clinic. He said he spoke to my Colleague; Colleague is yet to reply to my Call/SMS. Let’s see.


Misc-1 : This ‘being thrown forward while OFF-Balance’ thingy happened to me five years ago but I started rolling as I hit the road; I escaped with minor scratches and a torn Pant. My Helmet saved me that day, when my head ended up hitting a solid Cement Block on the pavement. I was lucky to be in Office 45 minutes later that day; got a TT injection in the evening. Hey, 5 yrs ago at 46, i didn't suffer any injuries, but at 40 yrs the biker's Collar Bone got fractured .... Am i athletic or pure lucky ?!! [think]

Misc-2 : That day, I did not have Lunch, due to work. I was bloody hungry, as I started late from Office; called wife and told her to keep something ready. But i couldn't touch food until after 9:30 pm [frustration]

Misc-3 : As i didn't reach home within 15 minutes of informing her, Wife called me; I said “usual last minute work. I will be late”. I didn’t tell my Family about the accident, then. Even when I reached home, I didn’t tell them that day; didn’t want to unnecessarily disturb them that night. Next day morning, I inspected the Car and decided NOT to tell them, as there was no visible marks in the Car; I noticed the ‘marks near the tail-light’ thanks to one of my colleagues. My family does not know about the incidence even NOW. Will tell them sometime.


Hope this post helps someone. Thanks for reading and 'bye 'bye.
 
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