Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Remembering a close encounter...near accident!

This morning while I was on my way to work along the Jelutong Coastal Highway right after Tesco hypermarket, suddenly I saw a 'bas kilang' slowed down in front of me. As I was getting closer on my bike, I noticed another proton car was slowing down too with the driver putting on a side signal. The driver was pointing out his finger to the 'bas kilang' driver while their vehicle was side by side. From the hand signal and his action, my bet is that the driver of the car must be scolding the bus driver for cutting the lane or almost resulting an accident. Luckily it was just plain scolding, nothing more than that as I focus back on my riding and continued my way to the office.

The incident brought me back the an accident which I witnessed last Thursday. Again, coincidentally I was also riding bike on that day, just that this time around I was on my way back to home after work. It was around 7+pm, had a tired day at work and tired time after my jogging. At that moment, I stopped at the traffic light at Batu Lanchang Lane while waiting for the green light.

The moment the traffic light on the other side (from Farlim out to Batu Lanchang lane) turned yellow, one bike started to move (let's call him Bike A). The bike in front of me (call him Bike B) was kinda slow, in fact he only move awhile after the lights turned green. I didn't speed past him, but just follow at his back. Basically, Bike A was at the front, while Bike B was second and then it was followed by me. Sometimes at 50 metres ahead, I noticed Bike A suddenly braked and slowed down, from far I can see that he's avoiding something on the road. As my bike's speed was picking up, I moved towards the outer side of the lane. Suddenly, Bike B banged on something and was strucked down. It happened so fast just beside me. There was a loud sound, and as I turned back to see what happened, I saw that Bike B had hit a dog and then lost control and crashed down. There was also a loud cry from the dog. The bike was smashed to the surface of the road as if glass plate was throwed onto the floor. Things scattered around at the same time ( I assumed it must be Bike B's driver belongings and the parts of Bike B ).

It was a lucky escape for Bike A and me. Most likely when Bike A stopped, the dog knew he was in danger and quickly turned it's direction, causing Bike B unable to stop in time and bang onto the animal. Me and Bike A continued our way as some people after us stopped by and give assistance and help (it was logical, I presumed). Upon reached home, I relate the story and incident I had just gone through to my mom. Deep down my heart, I knew it was a close call for me...phew! I just felt thankful and grateful...

3 comments:

HL said...

1) slow n steady
2) don't speed so fast when the traffic just turn green
3) remember bike's stand
4) don stop ur bike at front role when waiting for traffic
5) becareful for the surrounding
6) don follow front vehicle too close

Will be praying always that we are safe alway n forever

BH said...

wow...so many guidelines to follow...but all also logical and correct :)

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