Uttarakhand 2014 | Day 8 : accident
Posted on June 15, 2014 by qidran
with an accident.
at 2.30am , 20 minutes away from the last toll between
Bangalore and Davangere
our car hit a lorry from behind.
either our cab driver was driving too fast , or the lorry
stopped unexpectedly without signal causing our car to hit it from behind.
but when we realized we had an accident , the lorry was already gone.
all of us passengers were sleeping when the accident happened.
when the accident is happening , i feel everything seems to be
in slow motion. and recall precisely every events that occured :
loud sound , vehicle stopped , my face slamming the driver's seat ,
glass shattering and horns and headlights from other vehicles
when I realized we had accident , i saw Shamim in front bleeding ,
and talking something.
" Ape jadi ni ? Ape jadi ni? "
our taxi driver blacked out on the steering wheel.
at the back seats , me , Lut and Hami looked at each other with confusion.
I was glad to hear Shamim talking ( so I'm sure he's alive ) .
we all went outside the vehicle immediately , but Shamim's door was jammed.
the driver woke up when we were trying to get Shamim out from the back door.
everybody managed to get out of the vehicle , and the driver
immediately called his boss and informed his boss what happened.
we pushed the car to the sides of the road , and took out
our backpacks from the boot.
" Hami , ape buat ape dowh dlm kereta? " I said.
" Amek Subway. Shamim lupa keluarkan Subway " , Hami replied.
the funny part is Hami was too concerned about the Subway sandwich we bought
from Bangalore Airport , he went back inside the car just to save
he grabbed his towel from his backpack and pressed it over his head
to stop the bleeding.
" sakit . sakit " He said.
I took out my pill pouch and gave Shamim
2 tablets of 400mg Ibuprofen ( painkiller )
we inspected ourselves and look if we have unnoticed injuries
anywhere else on our body.
Shamim is one of the most talkative friend I've ever had , and he complaints
almost about everything.
for one night I am very happy to hear him talk and complaint , so
I'm sure he's alright .
"Busuk dowh sini ( tepi jalan ) , bau taik ( lembu ) " ,
Now I know he can smell , so his nose and olfactory center of the brain
" Qid! milky way! cantik dowh. amek la gambar! "
so his vision is intact. good.
" Tapi mcm mana ko nak amek gambar long exposure? byk lampu
kereta kacau. "
He can still think , that means his brain still functions.
then he took a selfie photo.
" banyaknye darah! "
panic after seeing the blood from his head.
typical Shamim. haha
all these seems silly , but at least this is how we manage to calm ourselves
from the trauma.
everybody is a doctor and we understand each other.
come and fetch us.
but after picking us , he didn't fetch us immediately to the hospital ,
but he was more concerned about his vehicle , checking every sides of it ,
removing registration number (maybe to remove the identity i don't know) etc.
Shamim is still bleeding , and the boss only drive us to the hospital
after the next 15 minutes.
asshole people. more concerned about his car than our lives.
we went to SS Hospital in Davangere for further evaluation.
Lut and Hami was doing fine , I cleaned up my wound on my fingers ,
Shamim got his wounds sutured and intramuscular Tetanus Toxoid given.
the driver suffered worst , he can't open one of his eyes , and there is
periorbital oedema. i suspect his skull is fractured.
only the driver was admitted in the hospital.
( A ) our seating configuration in the car.
Shamim in front , Hami behind Shamim , Lut in the middle
and me behind the driver.
( B ) After the accident.
the driver hit the steering wheel and blacked out. i think he was not
Me and Lut hit the driver's seat from behind.
impact from Lut was so hard , the driver's seat bent from Lut's side.
Shamim saved by the seatbelt , and his eyes saved from the shattered glass
by the Oakley he's wearing. ( i think he wears sunglasses even at night
to protect his eyes that were newly operated for LASIK )
the taxi was a Toyota Etios , without airbag.
( C ) worse case scenario.
luckily I requested from Lut to sit behind the driver.
I'm the smallest of all , so by nature I was supposed to sit in the middle
at the back seat. luckily I didn't do so , or else I would have
been thrown away to the front between the seats and hit the dashboard ,
or worse thrown out of the vehicle from the front.
Lut was bigger , so his shoulder and head stuck between the seats ,
preventing him to be thrown to the front.
if Shamim didn't put on his seatbelt , and coupled
with the impact from Hami behind him , then I'm going
to lose one of my best friend since A level in KTT.
our Uttarakhand Trip ends here.
Thank God I survived this horryfying accident.
Kuari Pass Trek & Pangarchulla Peak 4550m
Indian Himalaya Trek
31st May - 5th June 2014
Uttarakhand , India
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