Saturday, May 31, 2008

realisation deems through ones experiences.....


A couple of months ago, I read a front page news story about a 20 year old boy who lost his life in a road accident. The man who was hit by him while crossing the road also underwent the same fate. This accident took place on the highway near to my locality. The point where the accident took place was famous amongst the localities for being an accident prone area. In order to avoid such severe accidents the political authorities had built a foot bridge on the highway.
So how did the accident take place?
The boy driving the bike didn’t see the man who was crossing the highway and as expected to be the speed of the bikes on a highway, he too was driving at approximately 80-90km/hour. The biker tried saving the man but he couldn’t control the speed of the bike and hit him,… further losing his control on the bike and dashing over a light pole. The biker broke his leg and his face was smashed by the impact with which he hit the pole. Traffic police were present at a distance of a km from the spot and there was a traffic police station at the same distance. The two victims were alive but in need of an emergency aid.
Now here comes the tragedy….
A cop reached the spot on his bike but he didn’t have a vehicle to carry both the wounded to the hospital.. Strange isn’t it…when you know there are two people severely injured and you need to rush them to the hospital, the cop must have got his jeep with him. Instead the cop tried stopping vehicles on the highway for help. But unfortunately the driver’s were interested in knowing only the reason and the details of the accident, than, in carrying the casualties to the hospital. As soon as they were content with the story they would drive away caring a damn about the two men struggling for life. People didn’t even care to respect the cop as an “Authority” who was doing his duty and as a matter of concern cooperate or at least respond to the terror of a cop ordering them to take the victims to the hospitals. Fearing to be involved by the police in the accident case, the drivers did not help the victims. The cop struggled for almost an hour, by which time the biker succumbed to his injuries. The other victim was still struggling for his life. Finally, a rickshaw driver agreed to carry the victim to the hospital. However, he too died due to excessive blood loss which was due to the delay in admitting him to the hospital.
Now who is supposed to be blamed here?
The cop, the biker, the man who found an easy way to cross the road instead of the foot bridge, the drivers who cared a damn about the victims or the law?
Well…I would say each is, to some extent involved in this incident. However, instead of the blame game. Let this incident be taken as an example to be learnt.
For the cops: to make things available as per the situation and not involve innocent people in the cases .
For us: to abide by the laws. i.e., to use the foot bridge rather than crossing highways and the passer-by’s to please help victims when in need. Forget laws and do remember HUMANITY...
For the authorities: to please propagate the correct laws amongst the citizens. (as the law says: people who admit accident victims in the hospital cannot be involved in the case.)
For the biker: Teenagers, if you don’t have control over your driving please do not drive fast. I understand…some people do like speed and adventure but not at the cost of other’s life. Who knows the man who lost his life might be the sole bread winner of his family.

P.S: the biker was a friend of mine and we all still feel bad, not being there to help him when he was in utmost need. Have to say…u understand the impact of such situations only when someone close to you is involved.

22 comments:

siddhu said...

ya.. ur rite..
realisation deems thru ones experiences...
& lemme pray for ur fren's soul..

Arjun said...

Real tragedy... And so true that we feel for such tragedies when it happens to someone close to us....
Just as the saying goes- 'Speed thrills but kills'
I guess most ppl don't know that admitting such ppl to hospitals wont end them up in the case..It's a law now that they shouldn't be interrogated...
Just that we must educate ppl abt that...And blogs can help just like this...
Sorry for ur friend...

And thanks for commenting on mine n adding it on ur fav. list...I'll reciprocate the same....

Keep writing...

Cheers..!!
Arjun

MAN IN PAINTING said...

That was tragic.Most of the onlookers just detach themselves from the situation.They get involved in another way.Taking snaps with their mobile phones...
very strange world.
Thanx for the post.
It served its purpose.

Bazzy : ) said...

Uh...a real tragedy..One should realize the value of life. Its just a matter of second where they dont realize it. Be it the biker who made the drift or the passer-by who dont want to risk or the cop who din realize to bring his jeep or he might ve made a call to ambulance atlst.
Similar tragedy happens each n every day..and activists as always raise their voice against it.
But HUMAN ERRORS. you cant do anything.

Sorry for yur frnd.
Let his soul rest in peace!!

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Shivu said...

I think Maansi!!.You have written a brilliant piece anyone could have on such a incident.In Today's world, what lacks is being 'Human'...That's what I got from your piece and I think its brilliant...
No one...But a friend can write something the way you have.
LeemePray for your friends soul but uyou have done that better...

Keep writing,
Shivangi Bangera...

Gaurav said...

hiii mansi....another real life related brilliant post....keep writing..

Abhishek Ghosh said...

A very good message for the young ppl with hot blood trying to show themselves cool by driving fast and rough...

I hav added u in my bloglist too as I like ur blogs very much..

will be commenting on ur future blogs too...

keep it up..

p.s: Will encourage if u go thru my blog too and add to ur list if u like...

www.abhishekwrites.blogspot.com

Denzil said...

Came across the post thru orkut...bloggers.....

Sorry abt ur frnd,

A small correction, in ur post
" ....... who lost his life might be the sole bread owner of his family."

i believe u wanted to say bread winner and not owner.

Cheers :)

manzdesai said...

hey denzil...thnx ther....i chnged it...didnt notice it earlier.:D
keep chckin out my blogs....

Surya, the Ayrus! said...

it reaally rung a bell somewhere...btw, i too blog. would be nice if i knew how u think of my writings.

Prashanth Nagaraj said...

hey....
nice one....well said...
sry for ya frnd....I too had the same case with ma friend....

keep writin!!!

-Prashanth
http://liquidvamp.blogspot.com/

Surya, the Ayrus! said...

thANKS... lemme add you tooo to my blogroll... and hey if u could enter my blog name as the vineyards instad of the url..

parivesh said...

feeling sorry for the victims.. the callousness of the authorities ...there simply seems no way to prick the conscience of these pricks...

n u are right maansi..only when catastrophe dooms on us...we come to terms with the sorry picture...

may the souls rest in peace.amen.

Soumil said...

gd one...i think i read about this in the papers too...
btw,the way you put it was refreshing and it was good to see someone giving out suggestions and not merely complaining....

bestabhi said...

feeling sorry for incident happenend...... surprise to see helping attitude of patrol.... all of us should know the humanity, law & responsibility.... may your friend soul rest in peace.....

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Arjun said...

hey u must be blogging more frequently.....
Am looking forward... :)

Cheers..!!
Arjun

Rajesh said...

Truly a food for thought...nice read...inspiring..and a lesson for all of us...may ur friend's soul rest in peace...

P.S: Do read ma blog wen u find time

HARISH'S BLOG said...

May their soul rest in peace.

The real solution lies in people's mentality towards cop's attitude towards them.they feel scared about the harassment meted out to them by the cops so they don't bother to help.ACCORDING TO ME THIS SHOULD CHANGE.................

Keep Writing........

Raji said...

what happened?? stopped blogging?? Why

sapna said...

hey do u do freelancing or something on myntra? i like ur designs.