Saturday September 1, 2012
Subang Jaya folk rally to aid accident victim
By LEE YEN MUN
PETALING JAYA: A road accident in Subang Jaya brought out the muhibbah spirit of bystanders, highlighting the spirit of Merdeka.
In the incident, a motorcyclist was thrown into the air after he was hit by a car in USJ 4 on Thursday afternoon.
Instead of merely gaping at the ghastly scene, 15 individuals dropped what they were doing and rushed to the aid of the injured man.
Some even helped redirect traffic, said R. Sivaneshwaran, 42.
“Within minutes, everyone came to help. I called the ambulance, an Indian man sat on the road to lift the victim's head on his lap, and a Chinese woman came to the victim's aid and asked him some questions.
“The woman offered to drive the victim to the hospital after learning that the ambulance would arrive in about 30 minutes,” Sivaneshwaran said on his Facebook page.
After learning that the woman was from out of town and was unacquainted with the roads in Subang, a traffic policeman on a motorcycle escorted her to the hospital.
Other policemen arrived at the scene and took the driver, who had rammed into the motorcycle, for a medical examination.
However, not all bystanders were quick in coming to the aid of the injured, Sivaneshwaran lamented.
“At a clinic across the road, the doctor refused after someone asked him to help.
“Losing my cool, I gave him a piece of my mind before he made his way to the victim,” he said.
Sivaneshwaran concluded that it was heartening to see the caring attitude of people of various races.