Slippery wet roads pose immense dangers to drivers by reducing traction and increasing the chance of skidding. A recent tragic crash demonstrated this risk when an overspeeding Toyota Fortuner lost control on a rainy highway in Karnataka.
YouTuber Prateek Singh shared a video of the mangled remains of the Fortuner after it collided at high speed with a dump truck on a wet road near Udupi. The popular SUV likely hydroplaned before slamming into the rear of the truck.
The devastating impact was followed by a further crash into roadside trees. Tragically, the Fortuner driver was killed on the spot. Two other passengers sustained injuries and are hospitalized.
The extensively damaged vehicle was barely recognizable, with the entire front and sides destroyed in the incident. Despite the Fortuner’s durability, no vehicle can withstand a high-speed crash.
This serves as a sobering reminder of the extreme hazards of overspeeding on slick roads. Aquaplaning can cause drivers to lose control, often with fatal consequences. Motorists must exercise additional caution by lowering speeds on wet surfaces. Tragic accidents like this demonstrate the critical need for road safety, especially in hazardous conditions.