semi truck head-on collision (india)


Truck head-on collision (India)

This was a fatal accident (truck drivers do not wear safety belts in India).­

The frontal collision was so violent that the truck cab was ripped from the chassis.­

This happened on a divided highway, so I assume that another truck crossed the median.­

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Kharagpur Bypass, Kharigerya, West Bengal 721301, India

卐卐卐 - Horn Please! - 卐卐卐

Photos of traffic accidents on the roads of India and Nepal.­

Most accidents involve overturned trucks.­

Approximately 140,000 people die from traffic accidents every year in India.­

The swastika (卐) is a Hindu symbol of auspiciousness or good luck, and it is painted on almost all trucks in India, as a good luck charm to protect against traffic accidents.­ Its efficiency is not scientifically proven :)

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­