A Hyundai Verna reportedly underwent a dangerous accident as it crashed into a truck at a speed of around 120 km/h. The incident happened in January and there were four passengers, including the driver and an 11-month baby girl inside the car. Thankfully, all the occupants were safe after this tragic incident.
The best part is that none of them suffered any major injuries, even the baby didn’t get a scratch.
The whole story is told by the owner Mr. Nikhil Kumar, who explained it to a YouTuber ‘Nikhil Rana’ in a video. The YouTuber has a channel and generally makes videos on the build quality of different cars.
Before we move forward, here’s a brief overview of Hyundai Verna.
Hyundai Verna is one of the most popular sedans in India. It is one of the few cars with very little or no haters. Whether it be the performance, looks, interior, or ride quality, Verna excels in all aspects. Still, not all people are sure about how safe the car is as it doesn’t hold a safety rating on the Global NCAP test.
However, this South Korean sedan has a perfect five-star rating in the ASEAN NCAP crash test. Though the test might not be a Global NCAP, it still indicates the strong build quality of Hyundai Verna.
The top variant of Hyundai Verna is equipped with six airbags, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, and much more.
Anyway, let’s talk about this accident in detail.
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Hyundai Verna Crashed At 120 km/h
According to the owner, he was returning from Varanasi in his Verna in January this year. He had the top model of Verna, and the car was only five months old. As mentioned earlier, there were four passengers and a baby girl inside the car.
The owner said it was around 11 pm at the time of the incident. Suddenly, a cow came in front of the car, and his friend who was driving the car, got panicked and turned steering to the extreme left to save the cow.
All of this happened so fast that the driver couldn’t control the car and ended up banging into a truck that was parked on the side of the road. The owner said he literally saw the instrument cluster right before this mishap, and the speed was 117 km/h.
Fortunately, four airbags were deployed right on time, which ensured the safety of all the passengers.
The car’s front got completely damaged, and even the engine compartment got shaken up due to the impact. However, the dashboard and the interior of the car remained intact.
According to the YouTuber, the dashboard didn’t even move an inch. The owner was highly impressed with the timing at which the airbags opened and the Hyundai Verna’s build quality.
Though the car might not have crashed exactly at 117 km/h, it must have slowed down till the time of impact. Still, the way all passengers, including a small baby, came out unscathed from this brutal accident is impressive.
Had it been a car with the poor build quality and safety standards, the results could have been devastating. Therefore, it’s always recommended to buy a safe car.