Sunday, January 13, 2008

A wake up call ...

When life flashes just before you ...

I had a harrowing experience a week ago when the car I was travelling in skidded and came to a halt just in time to stop us from going down. It was a new highway linking it to the airport. We passed a few tolls which were still under trials. The road was badly design and constructed. It does not need an engineer to testify it, any driver would know. PLUS realised about the problems after several accidents had happened at the same spots. Alas they couldnt do anything to rectify it since the road has been completed. All they managed to do is to put up a speed limit of 50 km/hr. Who would have noticed the road sign and obscure notice?
That fateful evening it rained and we were on the way to the airport to pick up someone. It happened in a split second, the car skidded, I could see the deep drain down and the only thing that saved us from going down was the metal railings on the road. The back tyre of the car got stuck to the railing and we quickly got out of the car. Luckily nobody was seriously hurt.
Whaile waiting for PLUS and the tow truck to come several more cars had the same problems at the very same spot. It was like a bad dream or watching a movie, one after another the cars skidded. The tow truck came in a jiffy, its as if they were hiding somewhere nearby waiting for prey. They were extremely helpful, offering to take one of the girl to hospital and lending us their car to continue our journey to the airport.

We started thinking, were there a syndicate from the tow truck and the workshops ? Since they passed some questionable remarks to the luxury cars that were involved in the accidents. They would take the original parts and replaced them with others or fakes. And definitely the tow truck business were making cash. And at the expense of someone's life ?

Another friend who passed by later noticed some oil spills on the road. Could that have added to the cause of accidents ?
A jaguar skidded and punctured all four tyres. Is it fair to purposely set up something like this that endangered peoples life, just so you can make money out of peoples misfortunes? No doubt everyone was covered by insurance, but someone could have died in the process.

It was scary. My mind is still fresh with the thoughts. I kept thinking that it could have been worst. God still spare us our lives which I am very thankful.

Could it be a wake up call ? Or a gentle reminder ?


8 comments:

ammaro said...

you would be suprised as to the things some people would do for money. sure, this is an extreme scenario, but dont doubt it. money brings out the worst in people.

X said...

Count your blessings that you're alright. Every accident whether big or small are constant reminders that we are here temporarily. Yang kekal adalah akhirat.

Take care.

Summer said...

Glad you are all right!
it could be a reminder to live life to the fullest! you know, life IS too short and we really do not realize it until something of this sort happens to us...after all, it could have been worse...Glad you made it all in one piece and lived to blog about it!
:)

Shionge said...

Hiya Pal, I can relate totally to what you have mentioned here, glad that you are ok.

Yes, I am back pal and sorry for such long silence, I was involved in an accident while having our vacation in America so thank god I am alive and the family is intact.

Thank you for your comment at my blog too, appreciate it!

Ammoontie said...

Yes Ammar, this is the worst scenario if it happens to be true. We never know. But the experience is enough to scare me.

Ammoontie said...

dear X, Yes I am very thnakful that nothing serious happened to us. It could have been worst. I am thankful that we are still alive. And it does remind me that I havent been remembering Him, as much as I should.

Ammoontie said...

Thanks Summer, Yes we are glad that we are alright although the car is not...! Nowdays I am living each day with the thoughts that "anything could happen ... in a flash..!" Just pray and hope for the best.

Ammoontie said...

Hi Shionge, yes we both had a little misfortune it seems... it didnt end the monkey year as prosperous as it should be..!
Glad that we both made it. I am still thinking about it all the time.