Cricketer Joginder Sharma seriously injured

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    T20 WC hero Joginder injured in road accident - Rediff.com Sports

    T20 WC hero Joginder injured in road accident
    Last updated on: November 25, 2011 00:49 IST

    Joginder Sharma, who was a member of India's Twenty20 World Cup-winning squad in 2007, was seriously injured on Thursday when his car rammed into a BPO vehicle in Dwarka in south-west Delhi [ Images ]..
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    Sharma, 28, and his friend, a Haryana Cricket Association official, were near a Metro station in Sector 21 when a Tavera [ Images ] ferrying BPO employees, which was ahead of them, suddenly applied brakes at a speed breaker, police said.

    The cricketer's car rammed into the BPO vehicle, critically injuring him and his associate, they said.

    Sharma, who was apparently driving, suffered head injuries and was taken to a private hospital in the area. He was later shifted to another hospital in Pashim Vihar where he underwent a surgery.

    He is in the ICU. The other injured is also undergoing treatment at the hospital, they said.

    The accident occurred at around 4 PM and the BPO vehicle escaped after the crash, police said.

    Sharma became famous for dismissing Pakistan's Misbah-ul-Haq in the last over of the final of the inaugural ICC [ Images ] Twenty20 [ Images ] World Cup in South Africa [ Images ] to take India to victory.

    The 28-year-old has not played for India since but is a part of Chennai Super Kings [ Images ] in the Indian Premier League [ Images ].
     
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  3. W.G.Ewald

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    Why, when that driver was not a fault?
     
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    BPO vehicles drive as if there is no tomorrow!

    They react at the last minute.

    In Delhi, the roads are wider, but the speed the cars go is disgracefully fast and the traffic very crazy.
     
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    ^^ Agreed about BPO vehicles, but in this case the fault does not lie with the BPO car. Being rear ended is never the fault of the person in front. It is always the car that bumps into you which is at fault. That is the accepted norm worldwide.

    The design of the speed breaker also needs to be investigated. Was the mandatory 'speed breaker ahead' sign placed 150 meters behind the speed breaker? Was the speed breaker visible (or lit up with reflectors)? Was it painted with zebra stripes, at the very least?

    Chances are that one or more of these conditions would not have been met by the "road engineers". They are the ones who need to be penalized first.
     
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    Speed breakers on Indian roads are not as per International standards and usually are huge bump and could be better known as chassis breakers.

    And they do not have the mandatory white markings.

    If one sees a bump (speed breaker) at the last minute and breaks, then there is a good chance a vehicle moving at speed behind to come crashing in.

    If one keep a one car distance or breaking distance between the car in front and one's car, it would be a sure shot that some clever tick will nose in and put himself in between. Therefore, the distance between cars are never what a safe breaking distance demands.
     
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    There aren't very many speed breakers in Delhi, most were removed a few years back. Very few exist, I guess this was an illegal one.

    Roads in Dwarka are decent, areas where construction is going on they are pretty bad.

    BPO drivers are pretty bad, esp the local jaat drivers.
     
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    BPO driver kon hon-de ha???
     
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    More over, after 2007, he had no future. He never made it back to Indian team. sab upperwale ki marzi
     

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