05/11/10

Witnessing an accident

I never thought that I would ever see an accident right infront of me and today I did and  right infront of my naked eyes.  The car infront of me was trying to move out into the opposite lane on a T-junction.  However, there was a traffic light at another junction so the car was waiting for some clearance at the junction box before he moves out.  A class 4 lorry then came and stopped at the junction box, allowing the car to move out to the opposite road.  When the car was moving out slowly from the junction box, then came a few motorcycles in slow speed and they didnt know that there is a car coming out because it was blocked by the lorry.  The car also did not know about the existence of the motorbikes, so he slowly moved out.  In a split second, 1 motorbike which was the first to cross the junction box missed by a few inches from the car, just that few inches.  Then another motorbike was less fortunate.  She wasnt able to stop in time and the accident was in a split second.  Her front wheel hit onto the car’s front right wheel gap, which caused tremendous impact on her bike and body.  She was thrown almost 180degrees onto the front of the car bonnet and fell to the ground immediately.

Other then the driver who hit her, I came out from my vehicle to help her as well.  I have a first aid cert on hand, it is my duty to ensure that she is safe and sound.  Then I called the emergency hotline for ambulance which took them about 10mins because of traffic congestions during that peak period.  The police officers came down in a swift moment to provide support for the victim and stabilizing the traffic condition.  Then I left my statement and particulars and left the place.

During that period, ofcourse there were hundred pairs of eyes looking at us and noone volunteered/offered to help in any way =/  Really disappointed with the people.  But again, who would want to poke their noses into this kind of thing?  When garment says give money, everyone wants to take.  When someone have accident, you see until happy liao walk away~  That is life =(

I dont want to see this kind of accident anymore.  Please.

04/4/10

Unfortunate Mishap

Rented a lorry for some school event. Was busy rushing around on the preparation day so decided to lent it to my friend so that he can drive it around when I take a final break at night. The next morning, a sudden call gave me a shock of my life. My friend left the lorry on a slope and went to washroom for awhile and when he came back, the lorry was on the pavement with this red ‘thing’. Thankfully noone was hurt when the lorry rolled down.

Alot of passerbys came to help and we finally manage to lift the lorry out from the ‘thing’ but unfortunately, the lorry had some dents at the front and the renter demands a SGD350 compensation. My friend was responsible enough to pay for the full compensation himself but it was a heavy price to pay for a lesson.