Watch: Tata Punch Tumbles Down Mountain, ‘Lucky’ Driver Survives Near-Death Experience

Watch: Tata Punch Tumbles Down Mountain, 'Lucky' Driver Survives Near-Death Experience

Watch: Tata Punch Tumbles Down Mountain, 'Lucky' Driver Survives Near-Death Experience

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A video capturing a terrifying rollover accident involving a Tata Punch SUV has gone viral on social media. The incident, which took place in Jammu & Kashmir, highlights a miraculous escape as the driver exited the vehicle just before it tumbled down a steep slope, flipping multiple times.

The video shows the SUV veering off the road and descending a steep incline. Despite efforts from a few bystanders to stop the vehicle, they were unable to prevent the SUV from losing control. In a split second, the driver managed to escape the car, avoiding potentially fatal injuries.

Comments flowed on the post, read:

A user commented “Lucky to be alive. Must be counting his lucky stars. Lifetime road tax gone down the hill”

“What the hell they were doing with Punch. Why they all were going alone and that too in a dangerous section of road”, another exclaimed 

Third use4 pointed out, “Two issues: a) There was no backup stone to stop the car 

b) Should have used crane. Just for saving some money lost the car Driver, could have gone with car with seat belt. I think that could have been safer, untill or unless the downhill is very steep”

The Tata Punch involved in the accident is renowned for its safety features and is one of the safest compact SUVs available in India. The SUV has received high praise in global safety tests, achieving a five-star rating for adult occupant protection and a four-star rating for child safety in the Global NCAP rating.

The Tata Punch has also been a commercial success, being the top-selling passenger vehicle in India. In April 2024, it sold 19,158 units, marking a 75 percent year-over-year growth compared to the 10,934 units sold in the same month the previous year.

This incident underscores the importance of safe driving practices, especially in challenging terrains like those found in mountainous regions. The driver’s quick thinking and the robust safety features of the Tata Punch played crucial roles in preventing a tragedy.