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A pile-up crash is an accident involving several vehicles, and the primary reason will be the lack of distance between the vehicles. Now, a similar incident has happened with the Toyota Fortuner SUV of Rajasthan Chief Minister.
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje was travelling in a Toyota Fortuner SUV when the incident happened in a place called Gudha Gorji.
The Chief Minister was on her way to address a public rally in Jhunjhunu. Luckily nobody was hurt in this accident which involved three Fortuner SUVs, Swift and a Dzire. The SUV in the front braked abruptly which led to this pile-up crash.
As we can see in the video, the CM's convoy consists of several vehicles which passed without any incident. But a Toyota Fortuner brakes suddenly which causes two other SUVs to hit the first one. The Swift and the Dzire also couldn't stop in time and end up rear-ending the SUVs.
Fortunately, everybody involved in this accident escaped with minor damage to the vehicles. This accident reflects why we should not tailgate another vehicle. Even the VIP convoys should have a speed limit, especially on crowded roads to avoid any mishaps as this accident.
Here are some tips to avoid such incidents. First of all, while driving at highway speed, you should always follow the two-second rule. Two-second rule is nothing but maintaining a two second gap to the car ahead of you. It can be measured from any reference point such as an electric pole.
The two second gap could make a world of difference during a crash. For example if the vehicle ahead of you brakes suddenly you will have two seconds to react and stop your car in time. It is always better to maintain a gap of more than two seconds to be on the safer side.
When driving in adverse conditions such as thick fog, heavy rain or at night, it is better to keep a gap of more than five seconds. So, maintaining a safe distance between the vehicles will avoid any such incidents.
We often see VIP convoys travelling at very high speeds. It is extremely dangerous if any one vehicle brakes suddenly and it will lead to a series of crash as happened in this case. The Fortuner SUV braked abruptly, and the vehicles behind had not time to react to stop in time. So, it is always better to maintain a gap and stick to the speed limits.