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A Road Accident Essay Writing

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A Road Accident
            Road accidents are reported in newspaper and on television every day. There are more frequently caused by reckless drivers rather than faulty vehicles. Last Saturday, while I was travelling from Ipoh, I witnessed a serious accident. The scene of the accidents was vivid in my mind.

            A motorcyclist was following behind was taxi very closely. He was so impatient that he was trying to overtake my taxi even near a sharp bend. At that critical moment, there was an oncoming car. The taxi driver swerved to the roadside and I got a terrible jolt. It was too late for the motorcyclist to avoid the car. His motorcycle ran against the bumper of the car and smashed its windscreen. The motorcyclist somersaulted over the car and was found lying in a pool of blood. It was a scene to chill the flesh! The car driver, who was cut by the flying glass, was in a state of shock. All that happened in split second and fear overwhelmed us.

            The taxi driver stopped his taxi and I quickly ran to the nearest to the nearest telephone booth to inform the police and the hospital. From a distance I could see some people trying to help the injured motorcyclist and the car driver. They carried them into one of the onlooker’s car and sent them to the hospital for treatment. Meanwhile the taxi driver tried to control and directs the traffic. Soon the police arrived and they promptly took some measurements and evidence. After that they moved the damaged car and the motorcycle to the roadside to ease the traffic congestion. They also took down the evidence provided by witnesses and onlookers. Some sweepers were clearing the debris and the blood stains on the road.

            When the taxi finally continued the journey, I silently thanked God for my narrow escape. I learned a good lesson that impatience and recklessness would bring harm and danger. I was happy to see that Malaysians are public-spirited and they render help to others readily. Since then I remember and follow the saying ‘more haste less speed’ and ‘prevention is better than cure’. I believe good road manners and roads safety campaigns can help to reduce the number of road accidents which cause injuries, loss and lives and properties.

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Accidents have become daily happening in modern life. Every day our newspapers bring us of accident on the road, water or rail. People have come to accept them as part of life. But only by witnessing an accident can one understand the horror of it.

In big cities accidents are common during the peak hours. Some of these accidents are fatal. The main causes of accidents are rash driving and overcrowding on roads. The drivers of vehicles do not observe the traffic rules while driving. Last Monday I saw a very tragic accident on Mahatma Gandhi road.  It was 5 p.m and I was returning home by city bus. The road was crowded with people and vehicles. There was a great rush of trucks, cars, buses and scooters. Soon a motorbike with two youngsters overtook our bus at top speed. All the passengers in the vehicles and pedestrians were watching them. They approached the next bend, tried to take a short cut across it and collided with a bus coming from the other direction.

There was a big crash and loud noise. A fast running truck came and hit the bus from behind. All the traffic came to a standstill. People rushed to rescue the passengers of the bus which had over turned. One of the motorcyclists was lying unconscious on the road. The other youngster who was riding the motorbike was run over by the bus and was dead. There was a pool of blood. The smashed motorbike lay by the side of the dead man. Many passengers in the bus sustained serious injuries. I could not bear the sight.

The injured people were rushed to the hospital nearby. One of the passengers in the bus also died. Our bus which had stopped for a while due to the accident then proceeded on its journey. But to this day I cannot forget that horrible sight which was due to the over speed and carelessness of the young motorcyclist who lost his life.

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