Watch video: Speeding bus rams into car that jumps red light

This incident comes on the heels of Malayalam and Tamil actress Arundhathi Nair's motorbike accident in Kovalam earlier this year.

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Palakkad: A disturbing video circulating on social media captures a horrific accident in Kerala. The footage shows a car attempting a turn against a red light and getting crushed by a speeding bus. This incident has sparked online discussions about the dangers of reckless driving and the importance of road safety.

Netizens react to road rash

The video, uploaded by the handle @DriveSmart_IN (formerly on Twitter), shows the car taking a sharp turn and colliding with the oncoming bus. The impact is severe, with the car sustaining significant damage. While the exact date and location of the accident remain unclear, the visuals serve as a stark reminder of the potential consequences of violating traffic signals.

The uploader claims the car driver's disregard for the red light caused the collision. This perspective resonates with many online commenters who criticize the car driver's actions. However, some users raise concerns about the bus driver's speed within city limits, highlighting the potential for shared responsibility.

Safety concerns beyond the viral video

The caption accompanying the video emphasizes the legal repercussions of signal jumping. However, it goes beyond legalities, urging viewers to prioritize safe driving practices over convenience. The post emphasizes the importance of defensive driving techniques, such as anticipating the behavior of oncoming traffic based on speed and distance.

The accident meanders into a larger conversation about road safety in Kerala. This incident comes on the heels of Malayalam and Tamil actress Arundhathi Nair's motorbike accident in Kovalam earlier this year. These events underscore the need for stricter enforcement of traffic laws and a collective effort to promote responsible driving habits.