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Title: Lamborghinis don't belong in India
Post by: Ram on February 20, 2012, 06:51
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A young businessman was killed when his luxury car rammed the railing on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor near Krishi Vihar here on Sunday. A cyclist hit by the car sustained serious head injuries.

Twenty-six-year-old Anukool Rishi, whose family is into real estate business, was driving towards Moolchand flyover in his Lamborghini when he lost control over the wheel and rammed the railing on the BRT corridor near the Krishi Vihar bus stop. The car then hit a cyclist and came to halt after hitting a pole.

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The speeding Lamborghini knocked down a cyclist while trying to overtake a truck. The incident occurred at Chirag Dilli area of South Delhi on Sunday around 5.15 am. The deceased, identified as Anukul Rishi (26), died on the spot while the cyclist, Kishan (45), has been admitted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre in a critical state. Kishan is battling for his life as he had sustained serious head injuries and is unfit for statement.

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Kishan is a resident of nearby Dakshinpuri village. He has suffered severe head injuries, but is condition is said to be out of danger. Initial investigations, according to the police reveal that Rishi was going to his home and his car was out of the danger limits of speed. “Apparently, he lost control of the vehicle when he tried to overtake the truck and was caught unaware by the cyclist in front,” the official said.

The Lamborghini car then crashed into the railing of a bus stop on the 5.8 kilometres BRT corridor from Ambedkar Nagar to Moolchand. The accident also left around 60 to 70 metres of the railing completely damaged. The official further said that the car's airbags were found deployed, but Anukul was not wearing a seat belt when their team reached at the spot. “He died because the right side of Lamborghini was ripped apart. He could not be saved despite both the air bags of the two-seater sports car had opened. Anukul bore the impact of the hard steel framed railings and his body was severely lacerated”, a  senior police of the South East district said.

“The 26-year-old's body has been handed back to his family after a post-mortem. It is too early to say that the deceased was driving under the influence of alcohol or not,” the official added.

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http://www.dailypioneer.com/home/online-channel/360-todays-newspaper/44049-killer-brt-claims-lamborghini-driver-cyclist-critical.html (http://www.dailypioneer.com/home/online-channel/360-todays-newspaper/44049-killer-brt-claims-lamborghini-driver-cyclist-critical.html)

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/article2910982.ece (http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/article2910982.ece)

This may be crass, but thankfully he died before killing others, be they pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists or other drivers. Lamborghinis don't belong in India you farking showponies and most definitely don't belong in Bus Rapid Transit lanes, regardless of time. Police say he lost control at high speed and some automobile experts reckon that he was going at around 150 clicks when he lost control.
Title: Re: Lamborghinis don't belong in India, if they do, drive them at farking 50kph
Post by: Tuart on February 20, 2012, 07:05
"He died because the right side of Lamborghini was ripped apart."

I thought he died because he was a stupid idiot speeding without even bothering to wear a seatbelt. Don't speak too soon Ram, if the cyclist is in a serious condition anything could happen.

Anyway, Darwin strikes again.
Title: Re: Lamborghinis don't belong in India, if they do, drive them at farking 50kph
Post by: Ram on February 20, 2012, 07:20
It is reported that he is out of danger now. Hopefully he survives.

Commuters (motorists, cyclists and generally anyone) here normally don't complain about safety, or lack of, and deaths are pretty, if not very, common, but to be struck by an out of control Lamborghini just smacks of arrogance on part of the owner.

Let's see what the post mortem results show.
Title: Re: Lamborghinis don't belong in India, if they do, drive them at farking 50kph
Post by: Tuart on February 20, 2012, 07:26
What would the post-mortem say that could excuse him?
"We've found evidence that the tooth fairy was holding him hostage and forced him to drive that fast?"
Title: Re: Lamborghinis don't belong in India, if they do, drive them at farking 50kph
Post by: Ram on February 20, 2012, 07:39
Hehe.
True, it won't change anything. It could show whether he was inebriated or not.
Title: Re: Lamborghinis don't belong in India, if they do, drive them at farking 50kph
Post by: Tuart on February 20, 2012, 10:38
Yeah, I just hate it when people use that excuse here. Who's choice was it to drink the alcohol or take the drugs in the first place? Everyone is responsible for their actions.
Title: Re: Lamborghinis don't belong in India, if they do, drive them at farking 50kph
Post by: AG on February 20, 2012, 10:50
yep.  No argument from me on that one
Title: Re: Lamborghinis don't belong in India, if they do, drive them at farking 50kph
Post by: Zam on February 20, 2012, 11:16
Ahh! delhi...motorist here are rude and people driving skills are pathetic...no courtesy at all.There have been quite a number of shooting because of minor traffic hassle.Sometimes it seems as if most motorist carries a pistol
Title: Re: Lamborghinis don't belong in India, if they do, drive them at farking 50kph
Post by: Ram on February 20, 2012, 12:37
We can get away with it most of the times if we keep our senses on the road, with a crazy speeding Lamborghini there's little chance of escape. There's no time to complain really, eyes have to be on the road.

Yeah, I just hate it when people use that excuse here. Who's choice was it to drink the alcohol or take the drugs in the first place? Everyone is responsible for their actions.
'Course. No defending twits. It would make even him even more of a twit.
Title: Re: Lamborghinis don't belong in India, if they do, drive them at farking 50kph
Post by: GreasyMonkey on February 20, 2012, 13:26
Let's be thankful for Charles Darwin and his "survival of the fittest" theory - seems to be applicable most times. :o