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Accidents are not uncommon on Indian roads and many of them are often fatal. Here is one such incident, which took place on the Bangalore-Mysore highway. Four Students studying medicine and hailing from Kerala were killed when their car collided with a truck in the oncoming lane.
The car - a previous-gen Hyundai Verna - was being driven towards Bangalore when the driver lost control and hit the divider, resulting in the car jumping the divider. The sedan then crashed into the oncoming truck in the opposite lane killing all four occupants instantly.
All four students hailed from Kerala but were studying in different places. Jeena Divya and Rebecca were students of the VIT university in Tamil Nadu, Nikhit was a B.Com student at Bharat Matha College in Ernakulam, Kerala and Joel Jacob was a medical student at the Rajarajeswari medical college in Bangalore.
The accident happened just 54 kilometres away from Bangalore, in Ramanagara district when the four of them were returning from Joel Jacob's sister's wedding in Kerala. The cause of the accident has not been ascertained yet.
There are several factors which could have caused the accident including tyre bursts, reckless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, sleep deprivation or maybe even low visibility. All of the above however, are just assumptions at the moment and the exact cause is still unknown.
The Hyundai Verna though is a pretty bad shape, and the roof had to be cut off in order to get the deceased out of the car.
The Hyundai Verna is a cafe car, complete with airbags to protect its occupants. However, irrespective of how good the car is, physical force always has the upper hand. The car was probably travelling too fast.