Saturday February 16, 2013
Duck, there’s a duck on the highway!
PETALING JAYA: Accountant Chin Kee Lin, 33, was driving on the North-South Expressway (NSE) near Tapah last year when she suddenly realised there was an animal on the road a duck was crossing the expressway.
“I hit the brakes and tried to move to the other lane to avoid the duck. I nearly collided with two other cars, but luckily we managed to avoid an accident,” she said.
The duck, she said, escaped unhurt.
Jessica Ann Daniel, 25, and her motorcyclist boyfriend, meanwhile, ended up in the drain because of a dog on the highway.
The customer care executive said they had been on the way to work on the Maju Expressway one morning this month when the motorcylist in front of them ran into a dog.
“To avoid hitting the motorcyclist, my boyfriend swerved to the left and we ended up in the drain,” she said, adding that another six motorcycles rammed into the first motorcyclist and the dog.
The dog was killed on the spot.
“We escaped with scratches and bruises and had to spend more than RM1,000 to fix the bike,” she said.
Motorist Satpal Singh, 25, nearly ran into a goat on the Cheras-Kajang Highway.
The family was heading to Cheras for dinner when the animal suddenly appeared in front of the car.
“I swerved to the right to avoid it. Luckily, there were no vehicles on the other lane,” said the legal executive.
However, he said, the car behind them hit the goat and killed it.
John Ivan, 57, was also driving along the NSE near Pagoh when a monkey dashed across the road.
He tried to avoid it but it was too late.
“The car had a few scratches but I don't think the monkey survived,” he said, recalling the incident five years ago.
A mother and son were killed after the car they were in hit a cow on the NSE in August last year.
The family was travelling home to Simpang Renggam from the KL International Airport when they hit the cow that was crossing the highway. The car skidded, overturned and landed on the guardrail.
The cow also died.