Tuesday, April 15, 2014

An Accident

Last Saturday, MIL fetched my girl for her ballet lessons. On the way, they met with an accident. Thank god no one was hurt even the car's door (driver side) was badly damaged. The accident happened INSIDE a petrol station.

Both parties made a police report separately. It was quite a complicated case. Both were right and both were wrong too depending on how you view it. However, the police issued a summon to MIL, saying it was her mistake in view of the 'undang - undang'.

The petrol station has 2 entrances and 2 exits. MIL turned into the back entrance of the petrol station to cut through the empty space at the side of the petrol station to get into the opposite road. There is a road further down for a proper U-turn but it was very jammed during that time. 9 out of 10 cars will used the Petrol station road to make the U-turn, so it was a very common move. However, we, include MIL rarely use the petrol station to make the U-turn unless necessary just like what happened that day - very jammed.

As for the other party, he just finished filling up petrol and was turning out from one of the petrol pump and driving straight towards the exit of the petrol station.Suddenly, the car banged into the driver's side door of MIL's car. Everything happened so fast. Luckily my girl fasten her seat belt and she only suffered light bruises on her knee. * Please remember to buckle once you are inside the car. You won't know what will happened on the road *  

Police said the other party was moving on his own lane (towards the exit) which is considered his road and it was a straight road. Therefore, MIL should have to be more careful if she needs to pass through that road. It was not wrong for MIL to drive through that road too because MIL entered the petrol station using the proper entranced but she just need to be more careful. Even the other party banged on us, it was still our mistake as we 'cut' their road.

We (MIL & I) even went to the petrol station together with the sergeant in charged to show him how the accident happened and showed him which road MIL turned in the other day. The friendly sergeant was quite approachable.

We had paid the summon and is now waiting to claim the insurance. MIL was very sad but what done cannot be undone. It was an accident and nobody wants it to happen if we have a choice.

Reminder Again ~ Please remember to fasten up the seat belt whenever you are in a car. It does make a difference ! 


26 comments:

  1. Yah, got to be careful all the time while driving!!!

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    1. Even we are careful but others not careful, also dangerous.

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  2. I am very particular with safety belt too. yes, agree totally, must buckle up once enter the car.
    as long as all were safe in the car, the car door rosak oso never mind lar...

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    1. My kids very lazy to buckle. We always need to scold n remind them. Really lucky that my girl did fasten her seat belt. Otherwise, she migut have suffer more serious injury.

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  3. Oh dear, glad everything's fine and only that matters - everyone's safe. When I read your blog title on my blog list, my heart was beating fast, glad to know everyone's safe. Yeah, if wana understand the whole situation, both parties got right & wrong kua, since you said 9 out of 10 cars will use the route that MIL used.. But then, the driver also one la, altho he turned straight to the exit, he must also see right & left to confirm that there are no cars only he move ma, kan? But it's ok. most important the kids and MIL are ok :)

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    1. When the road is yours, u tend to take for granted. MIL also should look around before cutting through the road. Haiz.....accidents are unpredictable but lucky no one was hurt !

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  4. hmmm, rather difficult to imagine the whole situation by just reading your description and no photos or diagrams to see.. anyway, glad that no one is injured and your MIL was just summoned.. treat this as "破財檔災" lor :)

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    1. Ha ha. I wanted to sketch a copy of the accident but don't know how. I was afraid it will makes my readers even more confused !

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  5. and yes, we must always fasten the seat belt in the car, no matter how far or how near the ride is.. it's for safety and to protect us, and especially for children, the adults must always make sure their seat belt are securely fasten.. :)

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    1. Yes. I always reminded my kids to do so. But most of the man very lazy to buckle. Agreed ? He he

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  6. Thank God no one was injured! Yes, I think everyone knows how important it is to buckle up but sadly not all are practising it, it's a must to buckle up once we entered the car!

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    1. Yes, thank god no one was injured

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  7. Oh dear! Oh dear! That's terrible. Everybody should drive carefully - never mind if they cause hurt to themselves - the sad thing is they may cause hurt or even harm to innocent bystanders and victims. Too many, simply too reckless these days...

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    1. Yes, we always have to be a defensive driver.

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  8. It's just an unfortunate incident so just learn from the mistake and be more careful next time. Mostly importantly, nobody was injured.

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    1. Really unfortunate. MIL was so worry and sad

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  9. a very good reminder. Yea must wear seat belt always

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  10. agree no matter long or short journey buckle up.

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  11. Both yr MIL & yr girl must have been very traumatized by the accident. Thank God no one was hurt.

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    1. yes...thank god no one was hurt.

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  12. Thank goodness no one was hurt.

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  13. Gosh....accident really accident. Blame and guilt is something we have to let go. I so know how your MIL feels esp with your kiddo inside. Hope she gets over it. And thanks for the reminder again and again. Next time even though got people waiting also I will make sure the kids are buckled up. Safe than sorry right!

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