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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Mercedes Benz Bus crash in India

UPDATED: NEETA'S MERCEDES CRASH BETWEEN HYD-MUM - CLICK HERE

Mercedes recently launched their inter-city buses in India. Sharma travels was one of the first few operators to pick up the bus. But recently, the Mercedes bus met with a ghastly accident on the Mumbai-Bangalore route.

Here is a picture taken from the famous automotive blog www.team-bhp.com

The website says that one guy, the co-driver, was killed in the accident.

Click on picture to enlarge it!



Also see
KPN Volvo B9R crash
Volvo B9R bus power, engine
Sharma transports picks up the Volvo B9R
Top speed of Volvo / Kinglong buses
Volvo B7R crash enroute Chennai

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi! I am travelling Bangalore Mumbai next week and was planning on taking the Sharma Merc Bus. Looking at the pic that u posted i am now thinking if its a good idea.
Guys any suggestions????

. said...

Hi Anonymous:
I keep traveling between Pune and Bangalore on VRL / Sharma / KSRTC buses. Have never been involved in a mishap. These things do happen, but once in a blue-moon. Dont worry, go ahead with your plans. Nothing will happen
-Bunny Punia

Shrikant Shenoy said...

I dont think an accident or ur decision to travel should be based on which brand of bus you are driving or which travel company you book with. Accidents are caused by a number of factors and it can happen to any of the bus, be it a top of the line A/C bus or a state transport bus. As far as luxury travel is concerned, the Volvos and Mercs are here to stay. Also watch out for the new line of buses coming from Tata to take on this competition.

Shrikant Shenoy

. said...

spot on Shrikant. And yes, the TATA Hispano buses are already running here in West India : for example Neeta is already using them for trial runs

Anonymous said...

It apears that the braking system of benz is not perfect like volvo
so be careful My sugestion DONT TRAVEL BY BENZ BUSES till they rectify this error
S.V.Kamat
Ex bus transport operator

Mjd said...

Surprised to know that Merc can have faults in brake system, One of the safest braking you can rely on mercedes, You can find out this globally.

. said...

guys, it is nothing to do with mercedes' brakes being bad. accidents can happen anywhere. i have three different volvo accident pics with me too - that doesnt mean volvo's brakes too are bad..
but as this was the first ever merc bus crash captured on camera, i posted it here.
peace!

shilpu said...

We the Engineering Team of Sutlej investigated,Our observation as follows..
1) only 1 person killed
2) There was no mechanical failure or bad brake it was pure case of human error
3)the bus has been completely examined from safety point of view and is on road.

rahul said...

i keep travelling on the mumbai-bangalore route.buses like sharma/vrl/national are very safe to travel.espicially sharma is a very good company.their drivers are not arogent as other bus drivers,even their buses are very well maintained.

TARUN said...

I AGREE GUYS THAT MERCEDES TRYING TO GIVE A COMPETITION FOR VOLVO. BUT YOU KNOW THE CAUSE WHY THAT ACCIDENT HAPPENED..LET ME EXPLAIN WHAT I HEARD DIRECTLY FACE TO FACE FROM THE SURVIVIED DRIVER AND THE MECHANIC OF XXXXX(CAN'T MENTION)..
MERCEDES COACH GIVES VERY HIGH PICK UP IN LESSER HP THAN VOLVO..BUT BECAUSE OF THIS POWER TO TOURQE RATIO THE RETRADER(WHICH IS USED AS A ENGINE TORQE AND TRANSMISSION REGULATOR TO PROVIDE INTERNAL BRAKE TO THE ENGINE POWER) DOESN'T ACTS PROPERLY TO STOP THE BUS. FOR ALL NON TECHY GUYS..IN SHORT THE BRAKES DOESN'T OPERATES AS FAST AS ID SPEEDS UP.

BUT THANKS TO THE CORE VALUE OF VOLVO AS SAFETY, EVEN U GET SLLEP IN VOLVO AT NIGHT AND THE DRIVER LEGS SLEEPS OUT OF ACCILATOR..THE BUS DOESN'T KEEPS ROLLING AS MERCEDES..IT JUST APPLIES THE RETRADE BY THE IN BUILD CPU AND THE BUS STOPS WITH WRNING BUZZZER

pal said...

i travelled in many buses around India.... and i was overwhelmed by the technicallity and comfort of the mercedes benz bus manufactured in punjab by sutlej motors ......and if u r paying high price to travel by these buses then its worth it......

Anonymous said...

How do i put up pics of a major Mecedes Benz triaxel accident on the Goa Mumbai highway this easter on this blog

. said...

Anonymous: Send me the pictures on bunnypunia@gmail.com : I will upload the pictures on the blog with full due credit to you. Do include your full name and location.
Thanks
Bunny Punia
Owner
http://travelbyvolvo.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I have some pics of a Mercedes Benz overturn on the Mumbai Goa highway this easter. How do i publish those pics on this site.

. said...

Anonymous : Send the pictures to bunnypunia@gmail.com - i will publish them here at the blog with due mention to you :)

Anonymous said...

Bunny,

Have sent you the pics . Crash was on the way from Goa to Mumbai on easter Sun morning. Please put those up. Shameless Neeta folks did not bother to refund the fare let alone pay for treatment.

Phoenix Personal Injury said...

That picture looks fatal. I hope no one was seriously hurt from the incident.

Anonymous said...

AVOID TRAVELLING BY "SEA BIRD TOURIST" BUSES...

http://www.navhindtimes.in/goa-news/21-passengers-injured-bus-mishap-balli

THEY HAVE RECKLESS DRIVERS AND INDIFFERENT MANAGEMENT...

THIS DRIVER IS OUT ON BAIL AND STILL DRIVING...HE MIGHT BE DRIVING THE BUS THAT YOU'LL BE TRAVELLING ON NEXT.

CHECK THE NET AND YOU'LL KNOW THE TRUE NATURE OF "SEA BIRD TOURISTS" .

Raag Kashyap said...

AVOID TRAVELLING BY "SEA BIRD TOURIST" BUSES...

http://www.navhindtimes.in/goa-news/21-passengers-injured-bus-mishap-balli

THEY HAVE RECKLESS DRIVERS AND INDIFFERENT MANAGEMENT...

THIS DRIVER IS OUT ON BAIL AND STILL DRIVING...HE MIGHT BE DRIVING THE BUS THAT YOU'LL BE TRAVELLING ON NEXT.

CHECK THE NET AND YOU'LL KNOW THE TRUE NATURE OF "SEA BIRD TOURISTS" .

maartand damdere said...

A poor design from volvo also no provisions of fire extinguishers. Even as of my knowledge the emergency exit is at last row in city volvo buses and just above the rear engine. So bus if catches fire burns in few minutes because of hot engine and nearby fuel tank. This makes difficult to excape from Emergency exit provided by volvo buses on last row. Volvo has to recall all the volvo buses and change the emergency exit location.