Photoblog – An Accident

Jalan Pekaka 1
Panaromic view of Jalan Pekaka 1, Taman Pekaka.

Almost the whole stretch of Jalan Pekaka is accident prone. The road slopes down from the traffic lights at the T-junction with Jalan Bukit Gambir. Cars turning into Jalan Pekaka usually speed down the road to Sungai Dua. Add a few junctions along the way coupled with impatient drivers and you have the perfect recipe for accidents. Countless vehicular accidents have happened along this stretch, usually tailgating fender benders.

As I was writing the previous blog yesterday, I heard a loud crash. Looking down from the window, I saw a woman lying motionless on the road. Her scooter was a good 20 meters away and pinned under the bonnet of a Wira. This happened just beside the Taman Pekaka surau.

4:14pm – View from my window. The scooter is pinned under the bonnet of the green Wira on the left. The victim is lying near the yellow box. A helmet lies beside the blue car on the other side of the road.

The distance between the victim and her scooter and the Wira is approximately 20 meters.

Close-up of the victim lying on the road.

Close-up of the mangled scooter under the Wira.

4:16pm – Some Good Samaritans carried the victim to the pavement. Ideally, this is not a good idea. If the victim suffered trauma to the spine, moving her could aggravate the injury.

4:32pm – The ambulance arrives.

4:28pm – The victim is put on the gurney and being wheeled to the ambulance.

4:28pm – Another ambulance arrives just as the gurney is being loaded into the first ambulance.

4:29pm – Both ambulances speed away with their sirens blaring.

4:30pm – Three policemen arrives on two motorcycles.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

3 thoughts on “Photoblog – An Accident”

  1. Hi, First of all, i felt sorry for your injury. Thus u look pretty optimistic which i think god has given you the strength n love.

    im a blogger myself but not this blogger, i came across your blog by searching Taman Pekaka House for sale, and i think one of ur blog mentioned about Taman Pekaka. 😀

    Well, take care, god bless

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