I just came back from Hospital Tuanku Jaafar in Seremban after spending two days there, trying to console and comfort my sister Halimaton, whose two boys were injured - one of whom is in a critical condition - after the car they were travelling flipped a few times after being rammed from behind.
The incident took place around 11pm Friday near the Senawang R&R. They just left our mom's house to go back to their home in Rinching, Semenyih.
I was supposed to meet them but I left for KL at 6.30, missing them by about an hour when they arrived in our kampung. I had to attend an important meeting at 8.30, that was the reason why I couldnt wait.
Five of them were in the car, including her hubby who was driving, their two sons aged 12 and 19 and a 5-year old daughter. I received a call from my eldest sister at 11.20pm and immediately rushed to Seremban.
Her hubby, Razali suffered serious neck injury while Halimaton herself injured her left eye. Miraculously, their daughter Yasmin was not injured. However, their sons Zul, 19 broke his arm, a few fingers and a toe while Faiz, 6, suffered cuts and bruises all over his body, serious head injury and broke his long bone, his arm, shoulder bone and two ribs after being 'thrown' out of the vehicle.
The driver of the other car fled the scene after being chased by other drivers and people who stopped to help the victims.
I was told that the weather was clear and not many cars were on the KL-bound North-South Expressway at that particular time. Witnesses said the other car was driven at high speed and was playing 'chicken' with a few other cars.
I am sure such an accident could be avoided if we are more alert and be more considerate. I just couldnt hold back my emotion when a doctor told us at 4am Saturday, "please pray for his (Faiz) life..."
However, I am taking this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to passers by, the police, the ambulance driver and the doctors, nurses and other hospital personnel who had and are helping them.
I really hope they recover soon, especially Faiz.