First aid incident... my 5 cents personal experience info
- I was planning to save this information for the first aid class but I
think everyone deserves to know this just in case u r involved in an
It happened around 3pm early April... I was riding at Jalan Genting
Kelang when it all happened. An old man about 70-80 years old had a
hit and run incident. It happened soo fast. I was looking at my rear
view mirrors and when i looked at the road again, he was laying 50
meters from me.
He tired to get up on his own but stumbled down. The second time he
tried, I saw blood dripping from his forehead. "aww shit... not this
time... aiyah~~~ y this day ... y this day..." how unnoble sentences
popped up into my head... I've helped hit n run cases before... but
this day was different.. I don't know why.
I parked my bike at the side of the road and locked it. As I was going
towards the casualty, 2 good samaritans carried the old man to the
side of the road. Bystanders flocked and everyone was panicking.
Pardon me if I use any vulgarity or manglish after this.... can't help
All the bystanders were panicking and they were shouting "PANGGIL
AMBULANS!! PANGGIL AMBULANS!!" and I asked.... "ADA ORANG PERGI
PANGGIL KE?" everyone went totally blank and they looked at each
other. One guy from behind pointed at one direction as if someone went
and called for help... I asked again "orang tu akan datang balik and
beritahu dia sudah panggil?" He went silent as well...
Then a guy pulled out his handphone to call for help but asked in
chinese "(dial what number aa??)" ... sigh.. ... I pulled out my
handphone and dialled 112 (remmember guys.. this is the emergency
number for handphone.. u can even dial with no credit. some handphone
have SOS button on when you reset your phone.. that u can also use.)
and told them my name, road where the incident occurred and a
landmark. I asked estimated time of arrival but the emergency team
couldn't specify a rough time.
set.. an ambulance is on the way. I assesed the injury and the old man
had a deep concussion on his forehead. The hole was almost half the
size of a 5 cent coin and it looked real dark (looks like a small
cave). a lady provided a small cloth, a Bangladeshi came with paper
tape to help and all our Malaysian bystanders were only looking.
Maybe they don't know what to do... but anyway one good chap tried to
stop a taxi for faster transport to the hospital. The first taxi
slowed down... but after seeing the sight of blood... he accelerated
and disappeared. Second one stopped, looked.. brushed his goatie and
said NO. *WHAT THE F***!!????* (my mind said)....... then good chap
exchanged sarcasm and tried to stop another taxi... the third taxi did
what the first one did...
later on i saw a Fire Brigade Pajero with 2 firemen inside. I waved
like nobody's business and since they don't have their sirens turn
on... they are obviously either on patrol or just hanging out. They
slowed down, passed us 30 meters and then went off.. What does a guy
need to do to get help huh?
I think that chap couldn't take it anymore. So he went off for quite a
while and came back with his jeep. The old man was transported to the
hospital. I waited for the ambulans to notify that the casualty was
transported to the hospital.
From this incident... I can see people of various races and
nationalities helping out. and at the same time... vice versa. There's
no reason to label taxi and bomba guys as bad. Coz I know stories of
their heroic efforts. Just to let u guys know that at this time...
f***ed up things can happen...
- Dear CJ,
i hope ur not traumatised by the realisation of the
exact or majority type of ppl who wud not lend a hand
and shied away. well, to look at the brighter side,
tat's why mrcs members are unique ppl cos we belong to
the minority who'd try their best to educate the
others who do not have such mindset.
let us keep our fingers cross hopefully the ppl we
meet everyday , our neighbours, family knows first
thanks for sharing ur experience wit us cj. by the
way, i'm now working in kk sabah already. going back
on august for my convo though. take care :)
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