Car rolled up and over

Car Rolled up

It has been some time that I posted here so as soon as I saw this, I decided to post ASAP, meaning this happened one and a half hours ago. Just a bit after PAF chapter at the Baloch Colony road opposite Defense View, a Honda Civic rolled up the slope and then over.

rolled over

I hope the driver is safe as the public was still in the process of getting across the front doors. Luckily, the car didn’t slide down or this would have been worse. For more, watch your favourite news channel!

PS: I don’t know what the driver was thinking or how this came about. Even on such wide roads these accidents happen. People, drive safely, it’s the weekend!

15 Comments so far

  1. Teeth Maestro (kar_teeth) on July 18th, 2008 @ 8:10 pm

    scary I hope all is well – What amazes me is that at times like this – immediate medical aid is hard to come by and the first people on the scene are Citizens willing to help in the crisis – This assistance can be a double edge sword, oft helpful but at times harmful to the injurious.

    What I could only wonder and wish – if the govt could run some short medical first-aid awareness campaign so as to harness this Good Samaritan force to a good use – When I say all this I must accept that there are many other issues that the govt needs to address – this request may feature far down on the list for now – but maybe a jot down in the to-do list for the future.

    Be safe – better late then never

  2. saadibrahim on July 19th, 2008 @ 1:58 am

    this is not the first time i have seen or hearcd such kinds of accident happening on the expressway, strangely these kind accident have happened there many times in the past don’t know why it happens maybe a engineering fault, and apart from that people usually drive very fast there!

  3. Shamsi (shamsi) on July 19th, 2008 @ 10:34 am

    un-noticed goes is the vehicle & model – it is always Honda City in 95% cases of roll-around., search of thread in 2007 about cases of toppled cars.

    Honda garages all over pakistan reported Honda city 2006 onwards have TOPPED in roll-over.

    Do we have any Vehicle Standard monitoring or investigation of failures.

  4. faylasuf on July 19th, 2008 @ 10:45 am

    its not a honda CITY!!

  5. Shamsi (shamsi) on July 19th, 2008 @ 10:47 am

    Infact the ONE in foto is Honda Civic

  6. faylasuf on July 19th, 2008 @ 10:55 am

    this rasta is quite mashour for the hadsaat, yet ppl dnt really care while driving

    there are couple of things which are involved here..
    consider the lengthy curve which one has to manage, load on the road, the "whenever-its-possible"speed limit which ppl like to stick to,
    add two and three stopping-at-will minibuses and couple of crisscrossin-at-will-motor-cyclist

    You hav got a perfect recipe for accidents!

  7. faylasuf on July 19th, 2008 @ 3:00 pm

    you got that one right shamsi

  8. muzz on July 19th, 2008 @ 8:14 pm

    this one is honda civic, this perticular curve has become quite common accident spot, i bet most of us who use this road frequently have seen accidents like this a few times, why dont people try to be careful there motorcyclist and even pedestrians are may be an element to create distractions, people need to be really careful on express way, may be its correct about honda city but i have pretty much seen every make and model tossed up there

    Be Safe!

  9. affan on July 20th, 2008 @ 12:22 am

    its a civic..
    Even i’ve seen a lot of accidents on the expressway every now and then.. most of the time the new Corolla.. I’ll post some pics soon…
    There was even a small ditch on the part opposite the Iqra university where there was once a 4-5 car combo accident. That ditch took more than a couple of years to fill up….
    One of the major problems on the road is public buses and people crossing. The bus drivers very casually stop on or after the bends on the road where many a times drivers have to switch lanes while already turning at a high speed.
    For pedistrians crossing, over head bridges can easily be a very safe option.

  10. fazalashfaq on July 20th, 2008 @ 12:24 pm

    I agree with Muzz and others where they say it is a fault of the road, since I personally know of two friends who lost their lives on this road and numerous others who have sufferred accidents. i believe the fault is with the way the road is designed. Some of the bends are very sharp for an expressway and the evidence is quite visible in the gaps on the cement divider in the middle.

  11. faylasuf on July 20th, 2008 @ 1:28 pm

    man can any one bring sanity to the minibus/motorcycle drivers???

    these minibus walahs think ne place is OK to stop as long as they can pick or drop a musafir

    be it starting or ending of a busy bridge or a curving road!

  12. Shamsi (shamsi) on July 20th, 2008 @ 3:23 pm

    Drifting topic.

    see me somersault.

    why not start from basic, – mass education, civic sense and being human.

    mini-bus or whatever is public transport, it will STOP where the masses are flocking. means it is General Public who shall ACT sane.

    System need a REBOOT by the BOOTs.

  13. faylasuf on July 21st, 2008 @ 10:01 am

    Yea Drifting Topic

    When ever you talk to any person alive living in this land of ours or thos who have even lived here(polititions included), you get the same reply

    "our problems are education etc n etc"

    we know our problems, hav known em for ages, but wheres the solution/application?

  14. Shamsi (shamsi) on July 22nd, 2008 @ 3:29 pm

    faylasuf, in this respect see my comments in Topic started by Jamash 2 weeks back.

    Those of us blessed with enough shall step forward and ‘sponsor’ a child from class which is underprevilaged, take care of needs, health, books, food, drinking water, enough clothing BUT ‘no dispensable cash support’ and we all can see in 5 years time things improving.

    dispenseable cash support makes everyone HAAD-HARAM.

  15. faylasuf on July 23rd, 2008 @ 4:26 pm

    yea HAD-HARAMI is infact contagious

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